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The History of Valentine’s Day

Feb 14, 2017

Also called “Saint Valentine’s Day,” the holiday of love is celebrated each year on February 14th. Though the history of Valentine’s Day is tied to a few different narratives, it is believed that the holiday of love may have become about romance during the 14th century. In his poem The Parliament of Fowls, Geoffrey Chaucer, one […]

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Also called “Saint Valentine’s Day,” the holiday of love is celebrated each year on February 14th. Though the history of Valentine’s Day is tied to a few different narratives, it is believed that the holiday of love may have become about romance during the 14th century. In his poem The Parliament of Fowls, Geoffrey Chaucer, one of the great poets of the Middle Ages, praises Saint Valentine while also discussing cosmic order, nature, and the purpose of love. According to Peter Travis, a Dartmouth English Professor, we may celebrate romantic love on Valentine’s Day simply because of this influential poem.

Since our earliest days, we at Ben Bridge have always loved Valentine’s Day. Each year, we take some time to celebrate love — sometimes through hearts, sometimes through chocolate — but always through fine jewelry.

Last year, the Lisa Bridge Collection introduced a couple of brand new thematic pieces to celebrate the holiday. The Lisa Bridge Collection Hearts Combined pendant has an asymmetrical design to represent the steps of a relationship and the love that grows over time. The gorgeous matching earrings were a great touch, as well.

diamond heart necklace and matching diamond heart earrings

We have many pieces of jewelry that are appropriate year-round, but particularly special during the holiday season. The cursive lettering of this LOVE necklace is playful, yet elegant – just like your love story. The 14k yellow gold is a bright touch to a beautiful piece.

And of course, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without diamonds. Made in durable 14k gold or higher, every pair of our diamond studs is made to sparkle for a lifetime. Whether you prefer Ikuma, Signature Forevermark, or Ben Bridge exclusive diamond studs, the classic gift is perfect for your love. Our minimum quality carat standards exceed the average standards of other jewelers, ensuring you are investing in a gift that will live in your family forever.

From all of us to all of you — Happy Valentine’s Day!

couple kissing on bike

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