Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Erica Weiner Jewelry--

Happy Leap Day!

Sadie Hawkins Ring

I'm loving this LEAP YEAR ring from 

She tells a little history behind leap year and this special ring.

Leap Year was historically a year of gender role-reversal: once every four years, women were allowed to propose marriage to men. This is our hand-cast reproduction of a 1920s-era ring commemorating this rare, exciting event. It's named for the American comic strip character "Sadie Hawkins," whose creator spawned the February 29th trend of "Sadie Hawkins Dances." At these, women could boldly invite the man of their choice out on a date, typically to a dance attended by other bachelors and their assertive dates. Click the image to see a postcard commemorating the 1908 Leap Year hysteria.


Be sure to stop by Erica Weiner Jewelry for more inspiration.
I'm currently obsessed with a few pieces in her under $100 category!
Take a look..



Infinity Ring


Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Studs


Heart Padlock Bracelet


Have a happy day!!! 



2 comments:

  1. I saw a few of these coming through your pins on my Pinterest main page! :) Its fun to hear the history behind the Leap Ring! And that knot ring is beautiful!

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