Give the right gift this Valentine’s Day

I’m a total sucker for pieces of jewelry that “mean” something. I wear a necklace of a gold dipped seashell, given to me by my mother to remind of our times together at the beach every year.  I also wear a Cartier Love Bracelet, given to me by my lovely Mr. A which was given with the words “anytime you need to be reminded, look down, I love you”.   These two things I never take off. They remind me of how lucky I am in life to be loved.  So this Valentine’s Day, may I suggest that you give the person in your life that means the most to you something that will remind them of that fact on a daily basis? Leave the chocolates and flowers out of the equation. They’re nice for about an hour but one requires fifteen hours in the gym and the other rots and needs to be thrown out within three days.

One suggestion, after having popped into the British Museum Gift Shop this morning- a Shakespeare Sonnet Bracelet (pictured above).  It has the following engraved from start to finish:

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. 

Now THAT’s romantic!


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