3 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT VALENTINES DAY

Feb 4, 2015

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3 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT VALENTINES DAY

Valentine’s day is fast-approaching and at Helen Swan Designer Jewellery, we can’t think of a more perfect reason to treat your partner, or yourself (because who said you can’t?!) to a piece of designer jewellery from our website.. We think our

Love Letter range of Designer Necklaces

are particularly appropriate for the occasion ourselves…

BUT WE WERE CURIOUS

We were curious in the run up was to Valentine Day how the whole tradition came about. As an internationally-celebrated day, it must have a good back story, no? Well that’s what we wanted to know, so we went looking…

VALENTINE

In the Third century, When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men would make better soldiers than husbands and fathers, he outlawed marriage for all young men.
Valentine, a roman priest, realised the injustice of Claudius’ actions and defied him. He continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.
Valentine was caught, and put to death by Claudius, and so, for dying in the name of love, his tale stuck.
It made him a legend that needed to be celebrated, a day for romantic gifts of designer jewellery and engagement rings.
After all, do they not say that love makes the world go round?
That’s one theory anyway…

And that’s not all…

What article of ours would not be complete without it’s Three Interesting Facts?!
Here is our Valentines trio:

VALENTINE CARDS


Did you know that Approximately 150 million valentine’s day cards are exchanged annually?
– That makes the day second best to Christmas for card sending.

Have you ever wondered why your Valentine’s Day card is always signed by an anonymous admirer?
– Well this comes from the Victorian era. It was considered then to be bad luck to sign your name on the card. Plus, where’s the fun in that. The key is in the SECRET.

SEALED WITH A KISS

This is really interesting, many people believe that the X symbol became synonymous with a kiss in medieval times.
– People who couldn’t write their names signed in front of a witness with an X. The X was then kissed to show their sincerity.

A VALENTINE GIFT

Whether you’re a Valentines enthusiast, or you positively can’t stand it, it’s a festive old time and we at Helen Swan Designer Jewellery want to help make yours special whatever your view.

Happy Valentine’s Day! ‘X’

How can we help?

We specialise in of one-of-a-kind bespoke jewellery using a variety of colours, texture and cleverly engineered, sophisticated designs that Helen Swan Jewellery does so well.. We can help you express your unique style with our elegant designs.
We can even help you combine your old jewellery to create new, preserving some of your old memories and giving them a new life.
Contact us today and allow us to help you solve you jewellery needs

Contact us today Email: helen@hswanjewellery.co.uk. Phone: 0141 959 5586

Helen

Written and researched by Hazel Martin for Helly and Haz of Helen Swan Designer Jewellery>