Global Tour of Valentine Traditions

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In our previous blog, we suggested giving a Tanzanite gemstone as an alternative to chocolates, flowers, teddy bears and other traditional gifts for the upcoming Valentine’s Day Celebration. That is not so out of the ordinary when you consider that in some countries around the world there are different traditions honored.

In Denmark humor paves the way for love, as men send ladies “gaekkebrev.” No, not a flower or food item but a lighthearted letter featuring a rhyme or funny poem; it is composed on intricately cut paper and — this is central to the “gaekkebrev,” it is signed just with anonymous dots. If the lady can piece together enough clues from the written content and a pattern of the dots to determine the sender’s name, she earns an Easter egg in April.

Valentine Traditions

Of course, there is also a flower tradition, as sweethearts can give to one another “snowdrops” which are pressed white flowers.

Wearing your heart on your sleeve can be a negative connotation, but in South Africa, that is the point of Valentine’s Day. But instead of a heart, women pin the names of their love interest on their shirtsleeves, an ancient Roman tradition known as Lupercalia. In some cases, this is how South African men learn of their secret admirers.

The strangest tradition we found – and long since banned –  came from, of all places, France. The custom was known as “one lotteries glamor” (The Lottery of Love) where single women and men gathered in houses facing each other. They would pair off after yelling out to each other, A little weird but not strange, you say?

Lottery of Love

If the man didn’t like his Valentine, in the end, he could desert her in the middle of the day.

No, it did not end even there. At night, the abandoned and not in a very romantic Valentine mood women would then set a bonfire ablaze, burning pictures of these men and curse them. As you can guess, things could and more often than not got out of hand. Eventually, the French government banned the practice altogether.

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Valentine’s Day traditionally plays out as a celebration of affection and respect that one person has for the other, with a gift as a physical representation. This year why not make that gift a special one in the form of a Tanzanite gemstone, in a setting of your choice as a ring, catalog earrings or pendant.

We offer a wide variety of stone shapes and designs, available on our catalog at http://www.toptanzanite.com/

Make Valentine’s Day Even More Special with Tanzanite

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Valentine’s Day gift giving on February 14th is a tradition. And traditionally the gift is either a simple card and chocolates, flowers, or a cute teddy bear. Why not honor the tradition but put an extra special twist this year to show her you care with the gift that most certainly does keep on giving, the Gift of Tanzanite.

A card will be put away in a drawer. Chocolates will either melt or be eaten. Flowers can be pressed & saved but most likely wilt and be thrown away. And Teddy will sit on a chair or between the pillows. But your Tanzanite gift will be worn at many special occasions for days, weeks, months and years to come. Always remembered. Always on display.

Valentine Day Gift Idea

For example, look closely at this  .78ct Round Tanzanite Ring with 4ctw Diamonds in 14k Rose Gold. Observe how the rose gold merges with the diamonds in the setting. Just as you two have combined your love. It is represented by the ring.

Round Tanzanite Ring

But, what if the relationship has only just begun and perhaps a ring might be considered too forward at this juncture? Tanzanite is one of fine jewelry’s most adaptable gemstones. Consider this .45ct Trillion Tanzanite Pendant With .024ctw Diamonds in 925 Sterling Silver

Trillion Tanzanite Pendant

Perfect for a dinner date, but not so overbearing that it could not be worn at the office or to give her business attire just that extra bit of kick to keep all eyes on her during the monthly staff meeting.

Or, for the same reasoning, you might opt for these .70ctw Trillion Tanzanite Earrings with .048ctw Diamonds in 925 Sterling Silver.Instead of the bold, powerful Tanzanite blue, there is a more subtle, lighter hue. It lends itself to a less formal wardrobe, and an array of colors as such would be worn in a work environment. Plainly spoken, to the object of your affection, it says, “Hey, I like you,” without  “coming on too strong.”

Trillion Tanzanite Earring

According to the Statisticbrain website, the average annual Valentine’s Day spending is a little over $13 billion. That includes 180 million cards and 198 million roses.

Here at TopTanzanite, we wish to help you stand out from the crowd of guys with cards and roses, perhaps even from the last partner of your true love and give her something extra special this year. As romantic as a ring, as personal as a pendant, as easy as earrings.

Tanzanite Jewelry

Just fill in the parameters of your interests on our selection-friendly on-line catalog (or just browse, you have time) at http://www.toptanzanite.com/ . Whatever message you wish to convey, Tanzanite fine jewelry will make February 14th and every day after that a day that you will be fondly remembered.

Valentine Day – A Mesmerizing Festivity of Love

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February the month of love & affectionate feelings is with strong reasons behind it. It is named after Saint Valentine, now history says there were many saints who carried the same name & they had different attitude towards life. Then why only love is focused? The interesting fact is that one of them was against the rigid law of unmarried soldiers & King Claudius II declared death punishment for the Saint, but he didn’t bothered about it & went against state law allowing many couples to marry in church in his presence and thus died on the way of humanity for true emotions of what young heart’s carry. This great sacrifice remained countable, one more anecdote says that while imprisonment he fell in love with Jailor’s daughter. What so ever is the true fact but the free expressions of love & natural emotion is focused in the whole scenario. That’s why the sacrifice on name of Love by the Holy Saint is celebrated as Valentine Day by uncountable loving couples on the planet.Valentine Day Gifts

Valentine Day GiftSeason for couples to cherish together & enjoy the gorgeous days of February in their own distinctive ways. Girls are interested in a true lover who brings them happiness & is a responsible guy which is much clear from this classy derivation – “Valentine” is derived from Valens i.e. worthy, strong, powerful. It’s the parameter of finding their true Valentine. This season let our team build a bridge for you till her heart. Our experience says that jewelry is something girls love to cherish much. Try proposing her with marvelous Tanzanite Ring fitting her 3rd finger. Be sure you gift her in your own unique expression, as copying someone will definitely lose your naturalistic appeal. Let your gorgeous princess believe in your love. At toptanzanite.com we bring you the classy range of jewelry of Tanzanite crafted in White Gold, Gold & Sterling Silver base in purest ever form. Keeping your expenses in consideration Discounted Jewels for this season of Love is also carried. Explore the best for your lover from our idiosyncratic range. Express with the purity of deep emotions is same selflessness like the Saint who concluded his last note saying “Your Valentine.”