February is often regarded as the month of love, especially because Valentine’s Day falls on the 14th. But did you know some countries around the world choose to spread the love all month? In fact, in Japan, it’s only the women who send men gifts of love on Valentine’s Day, while these gentlemen reciprocate their feelings a month later on 14 March, otherwise known as White Day. Besides conveying the message of romance and love, White Day is also closely related to the Japanese term “okaeshi”, which stands for thank you presents given after receiving gifts. The tradition of gift-giving, as well as the obligation to reciprocate, is deeply rooted in Japanese culture.
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But in general, isn’t reciprocation in a romantic relationship always a beautiful thing? And truly any day makes for a wonderful moment to show how much we love that special person in our lives, even if that someone special is yourself. Below, we round up some exquisite jewellery and timepieces which will transform that special moment into an extraordinary one.
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