Rubini Jewelers Blog — Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day Gift Brainstorm

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

Valentine's Day Gift Brainstorm

Yes, the very commercialized holiday of Valentine's Day looms. There is pressure to buy flowers, candy, jewelry! We sell jewelry, so what follows is a brainstorm of how to approach the day, both traditionally and non-traditionally. Some men, and especially women, appreciate adornments for the body. Rings, earrings, bracelets, anything. If you happen to be the observant kind, or if your local jewelers happen to be observant, then maybe even a wish list is available to select from items that tickle his/her fancy. Anything from these natural pink Andean opal silver earrings just $45, to this stunning white gold pink...

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Valentines Day Guilt Trip

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

Valentines Day Guilt Trip

This is a great time for the jewelry biz! We've been trained that you must procure for your missus either candy, flowers, or jewelry.  But what if that just hangs over your head like a heavy miserable duty.  That doesn't feel good, it feels like a ticket to resentmentville with a heavy topping of guilt. Some solutions for the Valentines Day Guilt that may come up this time of year... 1) Give yourself a gift instead.  Make a pact with your partner or spouse.  "Honey, I am completely blank as to what I should give you for Valentine's this year. Let's...

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Musings on Valentines Day

Posted by Joanna Rubini on

Musings on Valentines Day

Valentines Day, everyone's love it (or hate it) holiday, is here.  And my intention was to clearly express that I  totally get where the haters are coming from- it's commercial, it's  kitschy.  But number 1: there is historical basis for the holiday & number 2: any day is a good day to express love and/or appreciation. Thanks to Wikkipedia, plus my own very loose summarizing...A long long time ago, (think 4th or 5th century) there was apparently a Christian priest Saint Valentine, who performed secret marriages for Roman soldiers threatened with a ban from getting wed. The theory of the...

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