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Symbol of love this St Valentine's Day | An Amber Heart

January 31st, 2018

An Amber Heart as a Symbol of Love

Our amber comes from the shores of the Baltic sea in Northern Europe.  It is a tradition in the Baltic countries to give an amber heart as a symbol of your good intentions to a new love.  As it is in Ireland to give a Claddagh, the Baltic people give an amber heart.  It is often worn as a pendant to show others that you are 'promised' to another. 

Heart Pendants have been gifted as jewelry for hundreds of years.  The reason is simple.  They never go out of style and their meaning is universal and timeless.  The heart represents the core of our being.  Each piece is as unique as the love it signifies.

So this makes an amber heart an ideal gift for your loved one this St Valentines Day!

View our Amber Hearts and more St Valentine's Day gifts.

The history of Valentine's Day is shrouded in mystery. But the legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When the Emperor decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine defied the Emperor and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, the Emperor ordered that he be put to death.

Did You Know?

  • In 1835, the remains (or what are believed to be the remains) of St. Valentine were bestowed to an Irish priest named Father John Spratt by Pope Gregory XVI. A Shrine can still be viewed each Valentine's day at Whitefrair Street Church in Dublin.
  • An estimated one billion valentine cards are sent each year, making Valentine's Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year.
  • Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine's Day around 498 A.D.
  • St. Valentines is also the patron saint of beekeepers and as being of help against fainting!

Enjoy this festival of love!