It's that time of the year again! Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Show you are thinking of a friend, family member, or your sweetheart by giving the gift of love on Valentine's Day.
Valentine's Day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer (the Father of English literature) during the 11th century European High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love and romance flourished. Some say that this era was the big-boom of the human population and love became eminent, despite arranged marriages between kingdoms. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers both secretly and openly expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards commonly known as Valentines today.
Buffalo Trader Online offers a large variety of Valentine's Day gift-giving ideas; gifts of jewelry like our Key To Your Heart Sterling Silver Pendant, and plaques and signs that say you care like our Wooden Heartfelt Welcome Sign. Also consider stationery for your special cowboy or cowgirl. And of course, sweets for your Sweetie! Our Wild West Premium Chocolates and Cocoa are to die for! Who can turn down homemade fudge from the Fudge Factory?
Lapis Lazuli is a very rich blue (almost purple) stone used for centuries by the Egyptians for medicinal purposes and cosmetics when ground. Romans actually used lapis as an aphrodisiac! In the middle Ages, the ground powder when mixed with milk was used to cure ulcers and was believed to maintain a healthy skeletal system when worn. When worn around the neck, Blue Lapis is said to energize the throat chakra and when placed over the brow, is said to induce a heightened level of awareness.
Aside from all of the healthy folklore and legends about this stunningly beautiful blue stone, it's simply beautiful! Buffalo Trader Online offers substantial and gorgeous pieces set in sterling silver that would compliment any ensemble. Their Sterling Silver & Large Blue Lapis Pendant is not only made of the finest quality Lapis Lazuli and .925 sterling silver, but would make quite a stunning gift for someone special. Or for a different kind of ‘blue-tiful' bold, try their Sterling Silver Blue Lapis & Cultured Pearl Necklace.
It was January, 1848, James Polk was president and the territory known as Alta California, belonged to the country of Mexico. This era is defined in history as the Gold Rush. What is known in present day as San Francisco, boomed from approximately 1,000 full-time residents to over 25,000 with hopes of panning their way to a fortune along the Rio de los Americanos (or America River). Most developing towns began with saloons, gaming houses and brothels, all of which added to the profitability of mining gold. And although through good fortune and hard work, some businessmen reaped great rewards in retail, shipping, entertainment, many hopefuls, however, did not.
The good news is that today you don't have to pan for a great find! Buffalo Traders Online offers amazing deals on some great gold and gem finds. In addition to some fabulous gold leaf designs such as Willow Gold Leaf Earrings, there are also some unique pieces using genuine Wyoming Jade, such as the Wyoming Jade Antiqued Oval Filigree Necklace. Enjoy a piece of American history at a very recession friendly price!