Love it or hate it, the annual love-a-palooza is upon us. With Cupid’s arrow set to fire on Valentine’s Day, we have no time to waste.
Cupid's arrow is one of the most widely recognised symbols of love. We all know what happens when Cupid, aka Eros, strikes with his golden bolts. A person falls instantly in love, which isn't always a bed of roses, as we all know. If you have never been in love though -- watch out! Cupid may be stringing his bow and taking aim at you this very minute!
|Edwardian diamond & pearl arrow brooch. Offered by The Antique Jewellery Company|
To help you find the perfect way to get your message across, be inspired by our Valentine’s gift ideas below.
|Selection of antique lockets. Offered by Spectrum|
|French opera/theatre binoculars, Paris 1890. Gilded brass and hand painted enamel. Offered by AMS Antiques|
|Heart shaped frame, London 1900. Offered by Raysil Antiques|
|Art Deco gold filled pocket watch. Offered by Nayabelle|
|1920s cigar cutter and ashtray. Offered by Jack Podlewski|
If you are planning to pop the question on this most romantic day of the year, Grays offers a fantastic opportunity to find that unique engagement ring. Our dealers stock the finest selection of antique and vintage engagement rings from the early Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras through to the late 1980s and modern times. Although diamonds are a girl’s best friend, coloured gemstones such as ruby, sapphire and emerald have become hugely popular in recent years. With Kate Middleton setting the trend with her beautiful sapphire engagement ring we encourage you to experiment with different styles and periods to mark that special occasion. For more information read our Grays Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring, or pay us a visit. The Grays' personal shoppers are now on hand to help you find exactly what you are looking for. This service is free of charge and an appointment can be made by calling 020 7629 7034.
|Edwardian emerald & diamond ring, c1910. Offered by Emmy Abe|
|1920s sapphire & emerald cut diamond ring set in platinum. Offered by Alexandra Engagement Rings|
|Three stone ruby & diamond half carved ring, c.1890. Offered by Robin Haydock|
Why not personalise your Valentine's gifts with Grays’ in house engravers - Bennett & Thorogood - who can engrave on a wide range of items such as gold and silver jewellery, watches, tankards, napkins and even umbrellas!
Last but not least, the one present that makes everyone happy and excited to shop is the gift voucher. Grays' gift vouchers can be purchased in £10, £20, or £50 denominations at reception.
For more Valentine's gift ideas be sure to visit us at Grays. Happy Valentine's shopping!