A decade before we fell in love, my honey and I were 3 hours apart, planted in front of 20 inch televisions, blissed out on Mario. When I was pregnant with my first kid, we bought a refurbished Nintendo and fell in love all over again as we saved the Princess together.

Okay, so it’s more like we fought over the controllers and challenged each other to get more coins, but you get the picture. We’re geeks, and this cuff would be the perfect testament to our love on Valentine’s Day and beyond.

Handcrafted by Etsy’s Karla Wheeler Design of copper then photo-etched with 8-bit hearts, the  8-bit heart bracelet is work-hardened but flexible enough to be comfortable. Hey, sounds like marriage! And the hearts are straight out of Castlevania and Legend of Zelda, baby.

Shop owner Karla Wheeler believes that everyone should own a special piece of jewelry with a secret meaning, and she even likes to hide etchings inside to make things more personal. If you missed the 8-bit craze but like the sleek lines of her copper cuffs, you might prefer her etched pi bracelet or custom binary cuff which spells out I Love You in code. -Delilah

Find the 8-bit Hearts Etched Copper Cuff Bracelet at Karla Wheeler Designs on Etsy.

Note: If you’ve never worn copper, you might find that it reacts with your skin and leaves black or green smudges. You can paint the inside with clear fingernail polish to keep everything shiny–literally and in Firefly style.

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