Perseverance of Heart: An Everlasting Symbol in Jewelry

Designers continue to find new ways to make hearts flutter

The heart. Simple yet universal, it’s a symbol that can be recognized to mean love on so many levels: for romance, the love of a parent or child, a best friend, even a pet. It transcends time—for every era of jewelry, there are countless examples of the use of hearts—and trends, where the shape accessorizes or decorates any look beautifully. The heart is also versatile; it looks just as lovely in its natural form, like a sleek, petite pendant, as it does dressed to the nines, in intricate designs with colored gemstones, detailed metal, or any other concoction you could dream up. And dream, jewelry designers can! I’m amazed at how this symbol can appear so different from one look to the next and eagerly welcome new designers putting their spin on this timeless icon. Here’s just a sampling—for Valentine’s Day, sure, but really for any time of year, and for any reason. It’s a romantic gift that never gets old, but I’d self-purchase the hell out of any one of these.


Stuller double heart necklace | JCK On Your Market

Double heart necklace in 14k yellow gold by Stuller, $325


Yoko London South Sea pearl and diamond heart earrings | JCK On Your Market

Heart earrings in 18k white gold with 10 mm–11 mm South Sea pearls and 0.24 ct. t.w. diamonds by Yoko London, $2,590


Norman Silverman toi et moi diamond heart ring | JCK On Your Market

Toi et moi ring in platinum and 18k yellow gold with 12 cts. t.w. white and yellow heart-shape diamonds by Norman Silverman, price on request


Yael Designs | JCK On Your Market

Tiered heart earrings in 14k white gold with 0.97 ct. citrines, 1.7 cts. t.w. peridots, 1.06 cts. t.w. amethysts, 0.82 ct. t.w. garnets, and 0.97 ct. t.w. diamonds by Yael Designs, $7,848


Samuel B Collection gemstone heart pendant | JCK On Your Market

Heart pendant in sterling silver and 18k gold with colored gemstones by Samuel B., $425


Supreme Jewelry | JCK On Your Market

Heart charm stacking ring (may also be worn as a pendant) in 14k white and yellow gold with 0.08 ct. t.w. diamonds by Supreme Jewelry, $673


Rebecca Myers Eucalyptus heart earrings | JCK On Your Market

Eucalyptus heart earrings in 18k gold and oxidized silver with 0.32 ct. t.w. diamonds by Rebecca Myers, $1,200


Dana Rebecca | JCK On Your Market

One-of-a-kind necklace in 14k rose gold with 2.52 ct. tourmaline and 0.16 ct. t.w. diamonds by Dana Rebecca Designs, $1,210


Effy ruby multi-heart ring | JCK On Your Market

Gemma ring in 14k rose gold with rubies and diamonds by Effy, $2,995