It’s the ultimate way to “wear your heart on your sleeve”. Gifting the one you love with a piece of fine handcrafted jewelry on Valentine’s Day is one of the best ways to make your feelings tangible. And one of the most memorable!
Giving the gift of jewelry has a long history when it comes to romantic love. Adorning the one you care for with silver and gold was a way of showing how valuable they were. Jewelry as a status symbol resonated with many cultures. Not only did the pieces of precious metal and stone represent love for the wearer, they also showed the importance of the giver.
Fine jewelry given as a gift to commemorate special occasions has long been a popular means of showing love. Weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other times of celebration offer a reason for showering those who hold our hearts with beautiful jewelry.
These pieces share a dual purpose in that they are potential heirlooms. A ring, necklace or other such ornament that once belonged to a loved one now gone is a way of passing on memories, and love. The desire to hold onto these memories brings great value to the jewelry we remember them wearing.
A benefit to handcrafted jewelry is the ability to express feelings in a deeply personal way. Custom made pieces which hold the stones or designs treasured by the recipient, or pieces that offer an artistic interpretation of the feelings of the giver are an excellent way to express exactly what’s in the heart.
The choices for these expressions of love are wide and varied. Rings aren’t the only way that people tell the world of their commitment to another. Necklaces, earrings and bracelets are all the perfect compliment to give. So, when you’re looking for the best way to express your love this February, remember this: chocolate and flowers are nice but they’re here and gone. A piece of fine handcrafted jewelry remains forever, like your love.