Every year, millions of people celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th. And with the help of Wikipedia online, CrownRing jewelers is shedding some light on the popular love holiday. According to Wikipedia, the Valentine’s Day honors one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, because historically many of them had that same way. But we all know that modern-day Valentine’s Day is celebrated with flowers, chocolate, greeting cards, candy and even jewelry, not to mention anything heart-shaped.
The Christian martyrs honored on February 14th are Valentine of Rome who was a priest and Valentine of Terni who was a bishop. They were both buried on the Via Flaminia in Italy. However, there is no romantic association with their original biographies. The romance behind the sentimental holiday started in the 14th century. Legend has it that on the evening before Valentine’s execution, he wrote the first valentine card, addressed to a young girl, his beloved. It is said to be a note that read “from your Valentine.”
In 1797, a British publisher issued “The Young Man’s Valentine Writer” containing suggested sentimental verses for the young lover who couldn’t write his own. Printers later on started to produce cards with verses and sketches they called “mechanical valentines.” Paper Valentines were so popular in 19th Century England that they were assembled in factories. They even had fancier alternatives with real lace and ribbons. By the 20th Century, exchanging cards grew into exchanging gifts of all types including roses, chocolates, even diamond rings. These days many people choose to take their relationship to the next level and even propose to their partners. So many designer engagement rings are bought during the month of February.
According to the U.S. Greeting Card Association, about 190 million valentines are sent every year in the U.S. CrownRing jewelry manufacturers learned that half of those are given to family members, including children. Plus, with the rise of the internet, Valentine’s Day greetings now include e-cards and even love coupon. In 2010, an estimated 15 million e-valentines were sent.
How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? Are you taking your romantic relationship to the next level? Trust CrownRing designer jewelry manufacturers to help you find the perfect engagement ring for your perfect love. Choose from various ring styles and metals such as white gold. CrownRing has an engagement ring jewelry collection called “Breanna” that has quality diamond engagement rings for your bride –to-be.
And if you’re shopping for men’s designer jewelry, CrownRing can also help. Just check out the various men’s ring collections on crownring.com. You’ll find the classic yellow gold rings as well as an “Alternative Metals” jewelry collection boasting quality rings in tungsten carbide, black ceramic and titanium.
Happy Valentine’s Day!