Thursday, February 3, 2011

Valentine's Gifts

The most recognized holiday in February is on the 14th of the month when sweethearts throughout the world may celebrate Valentine's Day. Originally, known as St. Valentine's Day, there is no known connection between any of the several saints named Valentine and love or romance...their saintly renown is in their martyrdom. It is believed that the first reference to Valentine's Day as associated to romantic love was made by Geoffrey Chaucer in his work Parlement of Foules from the 14th century.
The presentation of Valentine's cards mostly likely started in the late 18th century in England, became very popular in the 19th century and by the second half of twentieth century the practice included gifts of flowers, candy throughout the United States. In the '80's the diamond industry jumped on to the bandwagon and jewelry became a staple item in gift selections.

The traditional symbols of Valentine's Day are heart shapes, doves, cupids, and red roses...our Starving Artists Jewelry team members have many beautiful items incorporating these symbols that any sweetheart would love to receive...check out these options as a way of saying..."I Love You".

 
  































Featuring artisan handmade creations by the Starving Artists jewelry team. SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current shop owner members can be found at SATEAM.etsy.com and here on ArtFire.

16 comments:

galadryl said...

Beautiful pieces. They can all hop into my jewelry box :)

Rita alias alatvian said...

Gorgeous creations!

mcstoneworks said...

Any of these would make a perfect Valentine's gift. Gorgeous selections.

Cat said...

I just love those little heart flowers!
Thanks for including my pendant with all these beauties.

Red Bird Jewellery said...

beautiful stuff - love those heart earrings

Ava said...

Lovely gifts for V-Day.

tjrjewellery said...

What a diverse bunch of picks!

ShinyAdornments said...

Lovely choices A! I'm drooling over TIm's ring.

:-)

Kristy
Simply Shiny Blog

Carole said...

All very creative takes on a heart theme. Not to mention Tim's gorgeous ring.

www.abeadedaffair-pam.blogspot.com said...

Very very nice. Would love to try some of those for myself. Tutorials for sale?

Jeanne said...

A nice little background about St. Valentine's Day. I like that.. and such lovely pieces by the members!!

PaintinByFaith said...

Now that I am back online & getting somewhat caught up I want to thank you for including me in this post ... what a lovely collection to be a part of! I am honored to be in such great company.

DawninCal said...

Absolutely lovely pieces. Each and every one would make a perfect Valentine's Day gift for that special someone!

BeadSire said...

Oh I wish .....

Ness said...

I'd happily wear any of them :)

Bonnie said...

Thanks for including my steampunk necklace amongst these Valentine's gift suggestions. They would all make great contributions to this months challenge. http://www.starvingjewelryartists.com/index.php?showtopic=24257&st=0&p=353342&fromsearch=1&#entry353342