The tradition of celebrating Valentine’s Day has many legends. A common one is the story of the priest, St. Valentine, who was martyred in the third century for marrying young couples against the emperor’s decree.
Although, the topic of this post sounds very obvious and the selection of crystalware too, my intention was to explore the reason why red is the most chosen hue for the colour of Valentine’s Day?
Birds of Paradise Champagne Glasses
Traditionally, we always assumed that red is a colour of love. It’s been accepted that it symbolises energy, passion and deep love.
For instance, red flowers are reserved for intimate, romantic relationships. From earliest times, a red rose has been valued for its fragrance and beauty. Giving a red flower to a friend for Valentine’s Day could send the wrong message and create an awkward situation.
Red Effect on Attraction
However, in 2008 the groundbreaking study conducted by two psychologists, Andrew Elliot and Daniela Niesta, revealed that the color red makes men feel more amorous toward women. And men are unaware of the role the color plays in their attraction.
The research provided the first empirical support for society’s enduring love affair with red. “From the red ochre used in ancient rituals to today’s red hearts on Valentine’s Day, the red colour has been tied to carnal passions and romantic love across cultures and millennia.” However, this study is the only work to scientifically document the effects of red color on behavior in the context of relationships.
Men’s response to red stems from deeper biological roots.
What many women have claimed before, the men affection to red was studied on human and non-human (chimpanzees) and confirmed that it both relates to the sexual context as well as to the overall physical and mental “chemistry” towards females.
Thus, by bringing this topic to your attention, it was somehow obvious for me to focus on red crystalware and bring a selection of champagne flutes, wine goblets, tumblers and vases, in this bold and opulent ruby hue, to your attention.
Beautiful flowers can always work well (as does a good bottle of champagne). They are there for a reason. However, we can’t ignore the completely OMG things that we can’t technically afford but really, really want…and for this occasion the red is the only colours to go for.
Most coveted glassware this Valentine’s Day:
RUBY RED WINE CRYSTAL GOBLETS, SET OF 2