I got going on heart jewels yesterday, and now I just feel like I’m kind of on a roll so I’m sticking with them this week. New and beautiful options keep coming in, and I’m finding that my love for the heart shape just keeps growing.
I feel as if I’ve written about heart jewelry so often in the past few years that it’s hard to wrangle an original thought about the iconic style. And yet its presence hasn’t gotten old; rather, it feels fresher than ever before. How is that even possible?
Maybe it’s the fact that talismans and expressive jewelry have felt all the more powerful in our current time frame. A heart isn’t simply something cute—it’s a message of love, and it feels like it matters.
And jewelers seem to know that, too. Medallion-style pendants are being offered in heart shapes with meaningful images and engravings—that’s one of my favorite recent styles to rise to popularity as of late.
I also favor rainbow heart jewelry, like the Nakard necklace I shared here yesterday. A rainbow is a beautiful sight all on its own, and when arranged in a group of hearts, it feels all the more magical.
I also currently love the big, luscious gemstone hearts, framed in very little metal, like lovely lollipops for the finger, ear, or neck.
Heart jewelry is yet again absolutely newsworthy this year, though it means more than it did the year before that. It’s such a wonderful thing to have so many jewelers putting their own spin on the icon of love, for Valentine’s Day and well beyond.
Top: One-of-a-kind heirloom bezel heart ring in 14k yellow gold with 7.89 ct. morganite, price on request (sold); RetrouvaíFollow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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