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In ancient times it was believed that February 14 was the time birds began to mate.
Be Mine

The Legend of Valentine's Day

When I was a school-girl, (in the old days of the 60s), my girlfriendsLogo I and I giggled and whispered in anxious anticipation of the class Valentine's Day celebration.  We painstakingly and elaborately pasted colored paper and sprinkled glitter on the "mailboxes" we created for the delivery of the coveted Valentine cards.  We were really too young for romance but the importance of friendship and popularity was delivered with each message of "Be Mine" or "Be My Valentine". And so this quaint custom of love, friendship and romance has continued through cultures and generations for almost 2000 years.

During the ancient times of the Roman Empire February 14 was a pagan holiday which was celebrated in honor of Juno, the Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses.  The Lupercalia Feasts began the following day, February 15.  During the celebrations a "love lottery" was held where the names of maidens were placed in a box to be selected randomly by the young men hoping to find love.

St. Valentine lived during the third century of the Roman Empire under the rule of Emperor Claudius II. The Emperor blamed married life for a shortage of men willing to be soldiers in his many bloody battles and so he outlawed all marriages.  The priest, Valentine, defied Claudius by continuing to perform marriages in secrecy.  When the clandestine marriage ceremonies became known to Claudius he had Valentine imprisoned, tortured and ultimately, beheaded.  St. Valentine was martyred on February 14, 270AD and became the Patron Saint of Lovers.  Legend has it that he left a farewell note to a young woman who had visited and befriended him during his imprisonment.  The note was signed, "Your Valentine".

Today, almost two thousand years later, February 14th continues to be a time of romance and love.  In these modern times the sentiment is as likely to be expressed through email or a text-message as an old fashioned Valentine Card delivered to a child's decorated mailbox.  But the message is the same and Universal....Love.


Below we have compiled a list of great valentine's day gifts.

One Dz. Berries and Sparkling Wine for Valentine's Day


1 Dozen Red Roses


Woodstock Candy

nostalgic candy







You're never too young or old to find a new friend or maybe, even.....Love!  


14K 31.20 CTW Garnet Retro Floral Bacelet


Antique Chic. Retro styling makes past, the perfect present. Beautiful pear shaped Garnet is set in a floral, 14K yellow gold design. The Garnet weighs 31.20 Carats. Our bracelet features an invisible clasp. This bracelet measures approximately 7 1/2 inches in length and 1/2 inch in width (at the widest point).



Retro Diamond Pendant, 14KW Gold white gold pendant

This octagonal pendant is fashioned of 14 karat white gold and centered with a single diamond weighing .15 carat. Diamond grading, H I-SI1 SI2. It is suspended from a dainty 14 karat white gold chain, 18 inches long. Spring ring clasp

1/4ctw White Gold Chandelier Earring... white gold chandelier earringss

Captivating Vintage Chandelier design crafted 14k white gold. These white gold earrings have been meticulously crafted and diamond cut to reflect light, creating a shimmering effect from any angle.

Antique 14K Yellow Gold Amethyst Retro

retro gold amethyst ring

This 14K Yellow Gold Retro Amethyst Ring Features Two Emerald Cut Amethyst. Each Measuring 10.00 Mm Long And 8.00 Mm Wide. The Scroll Motif On Either Shoulder Is Very Typical Of The Retro Period. The Ring Measures 23 Mm Across From Scroll To Scroll And 10.00 mm Long.

Antique 14K Yellow, Gold Moonstone And Sapphire retro yellow gold moonstone and saphire ring

This 14k Yellow Gold Moonstone And Sapphire Retro Ring , Features One Round Cabochon Bezel Set Moonstone Measuring 11.7 Mm, Accented With A Row Of 13 Round Medium Light Blue Sapphires, Total Weight Of Sapphires 1.95 Cts. Of Fine Color And Quality; Set Within A Floral Claw Prong Motif, The Top Of The Ring Measures 3Ú4 Inch. The Gallery Of The Ring Flows Into The Shoulders Of The Shank, Measuring 8 Mm At The Top And Tapers To 2 Mm At The Bottom Of The Shank. The Ring Is In Pristine Condition, A Wonderful Example Of The Retro Period With A Beautiful Moonstone
Price: $2,550.00




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