The Valentine’s Day tradition of giving a box of candy was started in the 19th century by Richard Cadbury, a scion of a British chocolate manufacturing family. With a new technique recently established at the company to create more varieties of chocolate, Cadbury pounced on the opportunity to sell the chocolates as part of the beloved holiday
Tales of Venus and her affection for the red rose during the 17th century led to the flower’s association to love. While poets and artist amplified the beauty of a rose through their works.
As a result young men became inspired to present a gift of roses along with their notes of love. A tradition which has grown to make a rose the second most popular Valentine gift. While chocolate would become the third.
Although the traditional gifts remain supreme, public opinion is starting to change. Roses eventually wilt, and candy is eaten, while cards are lost or stored away leaving only memories. Yet a piece of jewelry is a reminder every time she wears it and one she will keep a lifetime.
At Victoria Marie Jewelers, Why pick one over the other, Stop in and Get a Real Lacquered Rose with Vase, String of fresh water pearls with sterling silver clasp, a small box of Kilwins hand made chocolates and even a V-Day Candle, While supplies last – Just 129.99