Inspired by love
When we consider Valentine’s Day, we may think of flowers, chocolates, or a thoughtful card for our loved ones. But despite it being the Roman Pope Gelasius who first declared February 14th the day of St. Valentine, the more romantic roots of this much-loved holiday originated over 10 centuries later.
England’s renowned King Henry VIII was one of history’s truest romantics, though we know many of his wives didn’t enjoy the most favourable of endings. Despite this, the extravagant tales of courting, and the jewel-encrusted tokens of love that Henry commissioned for his sweethearts have lasted far beyond his relationships. The gift of jewellery is the most symbolic exclamation of love - which is why we exchange wedding rings to seal the promise of a lifetime. It’s no surprise then that the red and white of the Tudor rose now represents the most romantic of floral favours!
Handmade with care and expert craftsmanship, all of our pieces contain a little bit of joy and inspire a wealth of beauty. The Malike necklace encircles the throat with a golden chain and is accentuated with glittering zirconia gems to reflect the light within. It’s the perfect layering necklace that will always remain close to the heart of your loved one.
If you were hoping to bring back the excitement of a budding romance, the simple marrying halves of the First Kiss ring could remind your love of the spark that brought you together. It’s simple, timeless design makes a sentimental statement, while outwardly maintaining the class and elegance of a modern woman. Sometimes the big gestures can be well…too much. But though small, our Acer studs embedded with garnets will speak your heart loud and clear. Actions speak louder than words, and jewellery makes them sing.
If you do prefer to go big, you can do so in style with one of our two curated Valentines sets. An eighteen-carat gold vermeil chain with stunning pink rubies shimmer from the classic Hepburn necklace in partnership with the Dual earrings, for a touch of feminine glamour. Or alternatively, the rich red garnets from our Teardrop earrings paired with our favourite Zaza necklace form a set worth treasuring.
Whatever your language of love may be, Memara has something sure to suit everyone’s tastes.