history of hearts

made for love, with love

The tradition of using hearts in Valentine's jewelry has a rich and storied history that dates back centuries. The symbol of the heart as an emblem of love and affection can be traced to the Middle Ages, where it became associated with the concept of courtly love. During this period, poets and troubadours often used heart imagery to convey the intensity of romantic emotions in their verses and songs. This poetic symbolism gradually transitioned into material expressions of love, with the heart shape emerging as a popular motif in jewelry design during the Renaissance.


In the 18th and 19th centuries, sentimental jewelry became highly fashionable, and the heart motif gained even more prominence. Lockets, rings, and brooches adorned with hearts were exchanged as tokens of love and affection. During the Victorian era, intricately crafted heart-shaped lockets containing miniature portraits or locks of hair became particularly popular as sentimental keepsakes. The enduring appeal of hearts in Valentine's jewelry persists into the modern era, with contemporary designers often incorporating the symbol into a variety of pieces, ranging from delicate necklaces to elegant earrings, as an enduring testament to the timeless connection between love and this iconic symbol.

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