Happy Mother’s Day!
Mother’s Day is a widely honored celebration of mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds and the maternal influence in society. It is celebrated on different days in many parts of the world; but commonly in the spring months of March, April, or May. In North America, Mother’s Day is on the second Sunday of May, which falls on the 13th this year.
Many believe the tradition originated from the era of the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held an annual spring festivals dedicated to maternal goddesses. However, it can also be traced back to the U.K. tradition of a Mothering Sunday in the 1600’s. Mothering Sundays were celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter) to honor mothers.
A common tradition on Mother’s Day is to give flowers and gifts. Jewelry is a top favorite; most women love jewelry! If unsure of her specific jewelry tastes, you can’t go wrong with some classic pieces. For example, diamond studs, a pearl strand necklace, or a simple pendant are classic staples that any woman will appreciate and keep in her wardrobe a long time.
Here at Secret Sapphire, we carry many types of high quality jewelry. You can find sterling silver and gold, gemstones and diamonds. Our promotions for the month of May is buy two Bonn Bons charms, and get one free or buy one charm and get a leather bracelet free. Visit us in Yaletown at 493 Davie St.
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