Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re anything like us, then you’re feeling the love. What better way to show affection to the people you love and care about than with heart shaped jewellery and accessories. Heart symbols are known around the world to represent love and our collection of heart jewellery and heart accessories is no exception. Discover the meaning and popularity behind heart shaped Valentine’s jewellery as well as some of our top heart shaped accessory picks.
Heart Shaped Jewellery History
Although we are quite used to seeing jewellery and accessories featuring emblems of love and hearts, the history of heart shaped jewellery dates back to roughly the 14th and 15th centuries. Early examples of this include heart shaped rings and brooches engraved with love poems. During the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries heart jewellery was presented in the form of heart shaped lockets and the symbol itself was used as a talisman to ward off evil spirits. By the 19th and 20th centuries heart shaped jewellery had become synonymous with the Royal Family including the likes of Queen Victoria who was known to wear a heart shaped charm bracelet. Now in the 21st century, heart jewellery and accessories have become widely popular and can be found on necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. In addition to a rich history, each style of heart jewellery has its own unique meaning. Read on to find out more.
What Does Heart Jewellery Mean?
The heart symbol is synonymous across the world for representing love, affection and friendship. Although throughout history, the heart symbol has represented many different things including religion and romantic meanings, in modern times the most well known meaning of the heart symbol is love, care and passion. This is why it is often given as a gift to the people that we love. While the overall meaning of heart jewellery is love, there are also many other meanings behind specific styles of heart jewellery and accessories including open heart jewellery, interlocking heart jewellery and padlock heart jewellery.
What does open heart jewellery mean?
Many people believe that open heart jewellery is symbolic of love for a person who's away from you because of time and distance. This is why it can be great for someone in a long distance relationship.
What does double heart jewellery mean?
Double heart or interlocked heart jewellery symbolises a united romantic love between two people. Interlocking hearts can also represent a modern take on the eternity symbol, indicating a lasting love.
What does padlock heart jewellery mean?
Jewellery featuring heart shaped padlocks is symbolic of a secret and passionate romance that is kept private between two people. It can also symbolise someone’s heart belonging to someone else.
What does gemstone heart jewellery mean?
Gemstone heart jewellery can mean many things depending on the stone being worn. Many believe that different gemstones have different powers and meanings including, healing, calming, soothing and balancing capabilities. That being said, gemstones, particularly heart shaped gemstones can also represent a regal or royal like love.
Heart Shaped Jewellery and Accessories
Now that you know the history and meaning behind many popular styles of heart shaped jewellery, let’s take a look at some of our top heart jewellery and accessory picks:
Pave Heart Drop Earrings
This delicate and shimmering piece is the perfect accessory for Valentine's Day. Whether it is for a night out, dinner or even just staying in, dress up your ears with this eye-catching piece for a shining moment.
Love Engraved Pendant
Share the love by gifting a special someone this stunning engraved necklace. With a cursive font and engraved stars, this will be the perfect everyday piece filled with precious memories.
Iridescent Love Applique Mini Jewellery Box
Let this jewellery box do all the talking this Valentine’s Day. Made from iridescent vegan leather with the word “LOVE” in blush and coral bold applique, this mini jewellery box is the perfect way to keep everything organised on the go. Not only is this jewellery box the perfect treasure chest to keep her jewellery safe but it will also be the key to her heart. With compartments for earrings, bracelets and necklaces, this “LOVE” jewellery box will go with her wherever she goes.
Silver Plated Interlinked Heart Stud Earrings
Spread the love with our Silver Plated Interlinked Hearts Stud Earrings. These double trouble heart stud earrings are the ultimate everyday accessory. Ideal for styling solo as well as pairing with other earrings, these dainty studs are the perfect accompaniment to every outfit and occasion. Every pair of Estella Bartlett earrings arrives delicately cushioned in a soft grey pouch making this the perfect heart shaped gift for someone you love (or a special treat for yourself of course!).
Gold Plated Open Cuff Bangle with Heart CZ Detail
Our Textured Open Cuff Bangle with Heart CZ Detail is the ultimate cool girl accessory. Lovingly heart shaped yet still sleek and minimal this bangle can be worn solo for a modern look or stacked along the wrist with her other favourite bracelets. Featuring a simple, open band adorned with a sparkling heart detail, it's the perfect contemporary twist on a timeless design.
Silver Plated Heart Padlock Necklace
This romantic and playful necklace is classically elegant. Featuring a silver plated timeless heart shaped padlock necklace with a delicate piece of cubic zirconia at its centre, this necklace will show her that you truly care. The perfect gift to send to someone special, this heart shaped necklace comes beautifully packaged in a gift envelope.
Gold Plated Mini Heart CZ Adjustable Chain Ring
Great things certainly do come in small packages and this Mini Heart CZ Adjustable Chain Ring is no exception. Adorned with a sparkling gold plated heart charm and featuring an easily adjustable chain so that it can be worn on any finger, this ring is will show her that your truly care, Every Estella Bartlett ring arrives delicately cushioned in a soft grey pouch making this the perfect gift for someone you love.
For more Valentine’s Day gift inspiration, check out our Valentine’s Day collection.