If hearts are the obvious symbol of love, I find that botanical designs—especially those in a vine-like form—are a more subtle ode to romance. The ivy, in particular, is said to represent an affectionate attachment (as well as eternity and fidelity), while in Celtic folklore, the common presence of a vine often represents connection and eternity, amongst other things.
I have always found vine or leaf jewelry to be incredibly romantic, probably because it makes me think of a fairytale; the symbol is always worked in there somewhere, be it the design of a dress, the exterior of a cottage, or something more literal. So, the moral of the story is, if your customers are looking for a sweet gift this holiday season, but don’t want anything too on-the-nose, the vine is where it’s at (as is the laurel leaf, expanding your options).
Here’s what to stock.
Ivy necklace in 14k rose gold with 0.91 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,795; Anne Sisteron
Secret Garden bypass ring in 18k yellow gold with 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,500; Penny Preville
Mosaic collection earrings in 18k yellow gold with 21.1 cts. t.w. blue and white mother-of-pearl tile and 0.44 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,400; Gumuchian
Chevron ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.14 ct. t.w. diamonds, $725; Gabriel & Co.
Vine earrings in 14k vanilla gold with 1.49 cts. t.w. with chocolate diamonds and vanilla diamonds, $4,200; Le Vian
Ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.2 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,250; I. Reiss
Vine bangle in 18k yellow gold with 1.05 cts. t.w. alexandrite and 0.32 ct. t.w. diamonds, $7,150; Mark Henry
Peace band in 18k rose gold, $834; Sandra Bianchi
Vine necklace in 14k rose gold with 1.77 cts. t.w. diamonds, $6,000; Shy Creation
Vine necklace in white gold with pearl and diamonds, price on request; Djula