Summer Time is Here
Summer is here and with it comes the blossoms of many flowers. A time of new life, new adventures, celebrations and precious moments
Jewelry is a great way to remember those special moments, adventures or just the flowers we stop to smell.
I love to design flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, birds and leaves. Nature is an awesome way to be inspired. Its the simpler things in life that matter. Those things can be awe inspiring for a lifetime
Get out there & enjoy summer with its adventures and memories to be created. Visit Avelina Jewelry when you need a special piece of jewelry to remember the summer of 2018
Its the Season of Love
Its the Season of Love, that we celebrate with Valentine’s Day.
Have you ever wondered how Valentine Day came to be?
Valentines Day is actually a very old tradition, celebration. In Roman Times, 3rd Century AD, the Romans celebrated this day as a feast to celebrate the beginning of their spring time (Oh, how I wish)
The Romans Emperor Claudius II executed a man named Valentine. His crime was in marrying Christians. Many Romans were converting to Christianity and the Romans were trying to stop this. Claudius made strict rules on what Christians could do. He especially did not want his soldiers becoming Christians or marrying Christians.
It was said that Valentine was a priest. He believed in the importance of love and began marrying Christians. He secretly married several Roman soldiers. He was eventually found and jailed. Legend has it that while in jail he cared for his fellow prison mates, healing them. His last act before being executed was to cure a young girls blindness and leaving her a note from “Her Valentine”
Later, in the 14th Century, the Catholic Church proclaimed February 14, Saint Valentine’s Day. This was the first time Romantic love was connected to this time of feasting.
In creating Saint Valentine’s Day, the Catholic Church was abolishing the Pagan Fertility Rituals held every February. Most of Rome was Christian and the Catholic Church was determined to stamp out any remaining Paganism.
The poet Chaucer, wrote poems of love and linked them to Valentines Day. This was the beginning of the tradition of curly love, usually meeting in secret to express love and admiration. This spread throughout Europe and stories grew about a High Court of Love where female judges would rule on issues related to love on February 14th.
Valentines Day has now become the time of Love & Romance with February 14th being The Most Romantic Day of the year.
Men across the globe rush to the stores to find the perfect Valentines Gift for his beloved.
Diamond Jewelry is the one gift that truly symbolizes love & respect. There are many choices with earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings of all shapes, sizes and price points
Naturally, what better day of the year could there be to give an Engagement Ring? That takes planning and should not be an impulse moment. People should research diamonds and any other precious stones they may want to represent this very special love and time in their lives.
I have made engagement rings with not only diamonds but emeralds, rubies and sapphires in the ring. The ring that stands out the most for me is a diamond engagement ring I was asked to create that had 2 blue sapphires in the design. The blue sapphires represented their twin boys. It was a very special story of love.
That Valentine’s Day… a special day dedicated to love. If there was more love in the world, it would be a better place…