Valentine's Day is coming up and you might be struggling to fine the perfect gift. With COVID-19 still effecting our lives, and stores constantly being shut down, it might be hard to find something that is both beautiful and meaningful. Well... don't fret because we got the perfect guide for you!
Kill Valentine's Day 2022:
Get a gift for you and your friend that shows how deep your love goes! Gifting someone with a piece that has unique and symbolic meaning behind it AND looks beautiful with everything they wear is the best! Check out some of our selection:
Matching Hippolyta and Antiope
Hippolyta and Antiope were Amazonian Queens, but they were also sisters. Their sisterhood was the core of their relationship. Beyond their relationship, their identity as Amazonian warriors are quite important too. Amazonian warriors were all women in the army that were skilled in war, horse riding, and were known for their courage and pride. They were the daughters of the God of War, Ares. You can learn more about Hippolyta here!
Matching Medusa Pendants
Medusa was a powerful Gorgon who had snake like hair and had the ability to turn people into stone. “The most common interpretation of Medusa suggests she is an apotropaic symbol used to protect from and ward off the negative, much like the modern evil eye” (Medusa in Ancient Greek Art). Read more about Medusa here!
Matching Achilles and Patroclus Rings
Before Achilles and Patroclus were lovers, they were friends. If you read the book, then you know that the beginning of their relationship centers around their mutual respect, admiration, and trust in one another - their friendship is at the core of how they know each other. As important as romantic relationships can be, often our society does not emphasize platonic relations in the same manner. But truth be told, we all need to be friends to truly understand one another. If you love a friend and hold them close, and value your platonic relation with them, the Achilles and Patroclus rings would be wonderful items to purchase and share as they represent an important aspect in spiritual relationships: the importance of kinship.
2. Powerful Goddess
What’s better than matching sets? Getting a beautiful piece inspired by the Great Goddess of Greek Mythology. These are some of the most powerful beings in Mythology and the pieces inspired by them are absolutely beautiful and indomitable.
Artemis, twin sister of Apollo, is known as the goddess of wild animals and vegetation in Greek mythology. Also daughter of Zeus, she is a powerful goddess wielding incredible power and was prayed to during wild hunts. She would be perfect for someone who loves nature, and turns to the natural world for peace and tranquility. Read more about Artemis!
Athena, the powerful Greek Goddess associated both with warfare and wisdom, represents strategy and cleverness. Athena was also born from Zeus. She would be perfect for someone who’s balanced yet wise, powerful yet objective.
Aphrodite, an iconic Goddess associated with both love and beauty, represents all things powerful and bold. She is perfect for someone who is connected to the divine feminine, and someone who is graceful yet aware of their own powers and abilities. She is a reminder of the confidence we can all nurture within all of us.
Persephone is Demeter’s daughter, and she is queen of the underworld. Beyond her abduction, people seem to forget she is a goddess of vegetation, loving and caring for helping things grow and nurturing the land. If you know someone caring, soft, yet nurturing, she would be perfect for them.
Amphitrite, in Greek mythology, is the goddess of the sea, and wife of the God Poseidon. She is just as powerful as he is, able to control water and all creatures that inhabit the sea. She would be perfect for someone who feels a special connection to bodies of water, someone alluring yet steadfast.