Why not give the one you love a beautiful gift they will treasure forever this Valentine's Day? For over 46 years the annual St Valentine’s Day hand-crafted enamel box from Halcyon Days has been chosen for a loved one to cherish. Adorned with beautiful roses and the words ‘I love you’, once opened the inside lid reads ‘St Valentine’s Day 2020’ with an elegant image of a hand painted pink rose. The exterior of the box is a beautiful shade of red and it makes the perfect gift for a loved one.
Already an annual tradition in many homes, the Valentine’s Day Box has been that expected and treasured gift every year for couples around the world for over four decades. Whether you are continuing the tradition this year or just beginning it, it will be remembered.
Each enamel box has been lovingly handcrafted by a team of highly skilled artisans. The process, which has been handed down through generations, requires painstaking accuracy, patience and dedication.
It begins as a simple copper mould before being cleaned and coated with a thin layer of enamel. It then enters a kiln at 800C for 7-8 minutes. This process is repeated no less than five times to ensure that the finish is hard, glossy and flawless in preparation for the painting and decoration.
The artists paint the design by hand, using special enamel paints which can take days depending on the complexity of each design. The enamel is then fired a final time before it is checked, assembled and beautifully packaged.