With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, it’s time to turn our minds to romance. The old-fashioned kind, where handwritten words are king.

Love letters are as old as literature itself. Beautiful penmanship, heartfelt and poetic words, an uncontrollable desire to tell your lover how you feel – all these things combine for a tradition that will never die.

This Valentine’s Day, instead of swiping right or simply texting your sweetheart, why not combine a gift of precious jewellery with handwritten words that last forever?

NAJO’s latest collection, SIGNA, is tailormade for conveying messages of love – tiny blank canvases of precious sterling silver ready for you to make your mark.

To get you in the spirit of this most romantic season, we’ve gathered sentiments from a few of the greatest writers in literature. If you’re having trouble expressing your feelings in your own words, we’re pretty sure you’ll find ample inspiration in these famous and timeless declarations of passion, adoration and secret longing, all perfect for capturing on your favourite piece of jewellery. Even if the whole quote doesn’t fit, a small snippet will do – all the more romantic when its real meaning is known only to the two of you.

Wishing you a Valentine’s Day full of old-fashioned romance and meaningful words – both handwritten and hand-engraved.


Romantic pairings

Looking for inspiration to personalise a Valentine’s gift for your love? We’ve matched four of our favourite writers and their famous words with the perfect pieces from our SIGNA collection.

Fitzgerald and the Ribbon Ring

“I love her and that's the beginning and end of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

Saint-Exupéry and the Classic Bangle

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.” – from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)



Brontë and the Heirloom Bangle

“He is more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Catherine about Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (1818-1848)

Austen and the Amor T-Bar Bracelet

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever.” – Captain Wentworth to Anne Eliot in Persuasion by Jane Austen (1775-1817)