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5 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas With FIYAH

By Ruby Butcher

5 Valentine's Day Gift Ideas With FIYAH
Silver jewellery has been a favourite form of gift for hundreds of years, not only is it beautiful, but it is made to last, meaning your partner can cherish it for as long as their hearts desire. If you are stuck for ideas on what to treat your special one with this year, don’t worry, we have gone ahead and curated a list of our top five romantic gestures from the FIYAH range, just for you...
1. The FIYAH Desire Ring
Gifting the Desire Ring is an excellent way to hint that things are going in the right direction. Once Cupid's arrow hits you, you are sure to fall in love with the next person you see. This stunning feathered arrow design wraps around the finger to allow adjustability, so no need to worry if you don’t know their ring size yet.

2. The Crystal Heart Necklace
The heart shape is used to symbolise the centre of our emotions, especially affection, love and romance. Giving the gift of a heart symbol to your loved one on valentine's day is a tradition that has been going for decades and is not stopping anytime soon. Whether it be a box of chocolates or this sterling silver cast cubic zirconia, it will undoubtedly show your date how much you mean to them.
3. The Have Heart Ring

This adjustable ring is ideal for men or women who like to make a statement with their jewellery. The intricate design of the Have Heart Ring features a heart shaped pattern and inspires the artwork of the early Renaissance. It is a statement piece, but with a subtle romantic sentiment, which would sit well on the hand of any fashionista or history buff.
4. Heart Shaped Studs
For the practical dresser, the understated fashionista, or someone who just loves pretty things; the heart-shaped studs make a super cute and pocket-friendly present for your crush. Stud earrings are suitable for everyday wear, and in sterling silver, they can be a go-to accessory for time to come. Our heart shape studs come in two styles; full heart and hollow heart. 
5. The Infinity Collection

For the ride or die couples. Show your loved one that your love is forever, and not just for Valentine’s. The infinity symbol translates to that which is eternal and can not possibly be measured, and there is nothing more romantic than infinite love. Whatever jewellery type you are looking for we’ve got it covered, with rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings all in the collection.

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What You Might Not Have Known About Valentines Day...

By Ruby Butcher

What You Might Not Have Known About Valentines Day...

The tradition of Valentine’s Day started in England in 1537, when King Henry VII officially declared Feb. 14 the holiday of St. Valentine's Day, to celebrate all things romantic. Since then, traditions have developed into what we know today; a day of romantic dates, giving gifts of affection and celebrating love.

There are a few theories about Valentine’s days origin, however the most popular and interesting story is that in the Roman times, Emperor Claudius II didn't want men to marry during wartime. Bishop Saint Valentine however, did not agree with this, and performed secret weddings for soldiers against the Emperor’s wishes. Saint Valentine was caught, imprisoned and sentenced to death, but during imprisonment the legend goes that he restored sight to the judge’s daughter, and being the die-hard romantic he was, wrote a note to her on his departure, signing it "Your Valentine".

In Victorian times, it was considered bad luck to sign your name on a Valentine’s Day card, which may answer to why anonymous love letters, or letters simply signed ‘Your Valentine’ are still a popular tradition.

Today, about 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. This makes it the second largest seasonal card sending time of the year after Christmas. So much so that there have been theories that Valentines Day started merely as a marketing campaign by card shops to increase sales after the Christmas period.

Gift giving is also an essential part of the tradition. The red rose has been a favourite gift for valentines day for a long time. Not only is the colour red symbolic of romance, but it was the favourite flower of the Roman goddess of love, Venus.

Doctors of the 1800’s commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love, which is perhaps why chocolate is also a common romantic gift. Richard Cadbury was the first chocolatier to produce the first official Valentine’s Day themed box of chocolates in the late 1800’s. This year it is estimated that 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold.

Understandably, the romantic holiday has become a popular time for marriage proposals, with an average of 220,000 questions popped on the day each year. This means it is a fantastic time for jewellers, and jewellery has become a staple gift between lovers, with proposal or not.

This western tradition has trickled across the globe and integrated into other cultures and now many other countries have put their own stamp on it.

For example, on February 14 in South Korea, the tradition is for only women to give chocolate to men, a month later on March 14 the men then return the favour by giving non chocolate sweets to women - this is known as white day. On April 14, the unlucky in love Koreans who did not receive any chocolates or sweets will go to a Chinese-Korean restaurant to eat black noodles - this is known as Black day.

In Brazil, Valentine’s day is known as Dia dos Namorados, which translates to Lovers day, and is celebrated on June 12 when traditionally single women would perform rituals called simpatias in order to aid them in finding their one true love.

The Japanese, like with most things, have a unique way of communicating the language of love. Unlike western countries, gifts such as cards, flowers and jewellery aren’t as common. Chocolate acts as the centrepiece for this holiday and and most of the sentiment is about giving the right amount of chocolate to each person. Many women will feel obliged to give out chocolates to every man they work or socialise with, giving “giri-choko” or “obligatory chocolates” out to those they don’t desire, and giving“honmei-choko” or “true feeling chocolate” to their loved ones. Men are then expected to return gifts up to three times the value of that which they received. With this is mind it is no surprise that chocolate companies make half their annual sales during this time of the year.

Less romantic, but still as sweet, Finland Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä, and Estonia Valentine's Day is sõbrapäev, which both translate to “Friend’s day”. The day is used for celebrating friendship over lovers, recognising the  

In recent years in the UK we have seen an uprise in celebrating friendship over romance. February 13 has not been coined Galentines day, thanks to women all around who saw a flaw in the traditionalist way we perceive love. Now women (and men) have their own date on the calendar to celebrate the unbreakable bond they share with their gal-pals.

Whatever your culture, whether you are single, in a relationship, it is important to celebrate the most precious of human gifts - love.

 

Shop Valentines gifts with FIYAH: https://fiyah.com/collections/eternal

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The Talismans - Luna

By Ruby Butcher

The Talismans - Luna

The moon, or Luna, is surrounded by plenty of wonder and mystery. Our fascinations come from both its physical and spiritual properties. Its most poignant physical aspects being the harmonic way it coexists with the earth and the sun, controlling our tides and lighting up the sky at night. Spiritually, it is linked to many ideologies and religions and is even known to have power over human emotion.

The moon is the birth planet of the astrological sign Cancer, perhaps the most mysterious and emotionally lead of all the zodiac signs. When the moon is full, certain people with a strong connection to the planet might experience irrational behaviour or uncontrollable mood swings. The words lunatic and lunacy derive directly from this idea; we hear tales of men turning into beasts under the light of the full moon. But equally so, we can link the moon to balance, harmony and intuition.

FIYAH Moon NecklaceThe FIYAH Moon Necklace

The moon has in total eight phases in its monthly cycle. We can observe each day as it changes, growing bigger and brighter and then disappearing into darkness. From birth to death it repeats, as does the circle of life, reminding us that lightness cannot exist without the dark.

The crescent moon is what we most commonly see in jewellery design and has been a popular talisman for hundreds of years. This celestial phenomena is strongly linked to the Hindu religion, in particular the Hindu God Shiva who shares a close connection with the moon; he is depicted adorning a crescent on his crown in most of his visual representations.

The FIYAH Moon Phase Ring

This crescent shape can be seen in the sky during both the first quarterly and last quarterly phases. When the crescent can be seen on the right side of the moon it is in its waning phase, its earthly visibility shrinking. This moon phase is linked to letting go, surrender, release and contemplation. This is a good time for self reflection and letting go of things that may be holding you back in life and happiness.

When the crescent is on the left side of the moon, it is in its waxing phase; a time of growth. This phase is symbolic of birth, manifestation and attainment. This may be a good time of the month for taking action and channelling your energy towards achieving your personal goals.
The FIYAH Doublet Crescent Ring

In some cultures the moon is seen as a symbol for femininity and as the counterpart and balance of the masculine sun. Our moon is perceived as a luminary presence, however she does not produce light on her own accord; it is only by her pearly surface reflecting the light from the sun that she glows for us. It is no wonder that the relationship between the moon and the sun is one that is admired by many poets and philosophers.

“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born,
Yours is the darkness of my soul’s return
-You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.”
- E.E.Cummings


In the context of love, moonlight provides the perfect ambience for a romantic setting, “I love you to the moon and back” is a widely uttered phrase to express deep feelings towards somebody. In the Victorian era, the crescent moon was a popular jewellery motif and more often than not it was gifted to couples on their wedding day. These pieces usually came as brooches and were made with floral details. The flowers represent honey and the crescent represents the moon. When presented together we complete the word honeymoon. Newlyweds would wear their brooches during honeymoons to signify that they had just been wed.

There is so much that can be said about the moon and the crescent, which is why at FIYAH we have used it as the focal point for some of our favourite designs. It proves to be a great gift to a friend, lover, or for yourself. When you wear your crescent talisman let it help promote emotional balance by reminding you that life is in a constant cycle of movement, no matter how dark times may get, light is always waiting just around the corner.

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Rose Gold And How To Style It

By Ruby Butcher

Rose Gold And How To Style It
The popularity of Rose Gold has been soaring over the past few years, and it looks like it’s here to stay. We see it everywhere. You can buy pretty much anything in this colour, from eyeshadow to iPhones, but does anyone know much about it?

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New FIYAH Adjustable Rings

By Ben Collinson

We are continuing to focus on adjustable rings to fit any finger, so that you don't have to worry about size when buying online, and if you have trouble finding rings that fit in fixed sizes you can come to us and easily find rings that work for you.
Here are the latest FIYAH adjustable rings.

 The Caribou Ring

 

 The F-Nail Ring

 

 

Moon Phase Ring

 

 

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The Angel Wing Ring

By Ben Collinson

We've continued our focus on adjustable rings and innovative jewellery with the FIYAH Angel Ring Wing, which is available now. As with our other adjustable rings, it is completely adjustable to fit any finger and cast in sterling silver with a rhodium coating. The angel wing is lined with clusters of sparkling cubic zirconia that represent the feathers. Click any of the images below to get yours!

 

 

Check out the full range of FIYAH Adjustable Rings

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Soho, New York with Eva Catherine

By Ben Collinson

Soho, New York with Eva Catherine

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Eva in New York for NYFW (Accessories are Key)

By Ben Collinson

Eva in New York for NYFW (Accessories are Key)

Eva Catherine is back with new shots for you. She's been looking amazing whilst wearing FIYAH details in New York for Fashion Week. This is from Eva's blog, The Indie Gypsy, which you can see here.

'Between shows today, I was able to sneak away for a bit and shoot around with an amazing photographer. I'm loving statement jewelry this season (and all the time, lets be real) and so I picked out some gorgeous rings from Fiyah Jewellery that I think you will love.  Scroll down to join me in my obsession. ;)'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And there's more to come from Eva in New York <3

For now though, check out these pieces:

FIYAH Burning Man Ring

FIYAH Two Finger Cross Ring

FIYAH Build Your Own Dreams Bangle

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