Sailors Valentine

The Story of Sailor’s Valentine evokes romance- majestic sailing ships and long sea voyages, adventures in the new world, and daydreams of loved ones across wide oceans. Idle hours aboard whaling ships in the 1800’s was thought to be the time and place for creating Sailor’s Valentines. However, the creation of Valentines was actually a cottage industry on the island of Barbados. Once a stopping point on the long sea voyages, sailors happily ordered and/or purchased a Valentine to bring home and present to a family member or loved one.

A true sailor’s valentine was said to include a flower design, a heart in any form, and a special verse or message. Many of these pieces had messages inscribed with small seashells such as “ Think of Me”, “Timeless Treasure” and “ Forever and Ever”. Some expressed a bit of sadness which represented the feelings of men whose jobs kept them away from home for long periods of time. Many left a space for the insertion of a picture, perhaps a wedding photo or a photo of a sailor and his sweetheart.

 

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RABB4M1CG4MB Sailors Valentine Bangle/crab
Saliors Valentine Bangle/ crab in middle. Pictured in sterling silver with 14kt gold crab and 14kt w..
RABB4M1SBG4MB Sailor's Valentine Bangle/ship
Sailor's Valentine with ship in center.. Pictured in sterling silver with 14kt gold boat and 14kt wr..
RABB4MSSFS4MB Sailors Valentine Bangle/scallop shell
4mm Sailors Valentine Bangle/scallop shell in middle. Pictured in all sterling silver. Made in USA. ..
RABB4MSSS4MB Sailors Valentine Bangle/scallop
Sailors Valentine Bangle/ scallop in the middle. Pictured in all sterling silver. Made in USA. ..
RABB4MSSST4MB Sailors Valentine Bangle/starfish
Sailors Valentine Bangle/starfish. Pictured in all sterling silver. Made in USA. Also available s..
RABB4MSST4MB Sailors Valentine/turtle
4mm Sailors Valentine bangle/ turtle in the middle. Pictured in all sterling silver. Made in US..
RABB6MCR1SG Sailors Valentine with Cruise Liner
Sailors Valentine bangle/cruiseliner in middle. Pictured in S/S and 14kt wrap. Made in USA. Als..
RABB6MS9G6MB Sailor's Valentine bangle/turtle
Sailor's Valentine Bangle. Pictured in sterling silver with 14kt Gold turtle and 8 14kt Go..
RABB6MSSC6MB Sailors Valentine Bangle/crab
Sailors Valentine bangle/crab in middle. Pictured in all sterling silver. Made in USA. Also ava..
RABB6MSSFS6MB Sailors Valentine Bangle/scallop shell
Sailors Valentine Bangle/ scallop shell in the middle. Pictured in all sterling silver. Made in..
RASAILVAL4MBS Sterling Silver Sailors Valentine Bangle with 14kt Gold Wrap
RASAILVAL4MBS sterling silver sailors valentine bangle with 14kt gold wrap. All designs available. 1..
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