What Is The Meaning Of Heart Shaped Jewelry?
One of the most enduring designs of modern jewelry is an iconic heart shaped design. The meaning and symbolism of a heart design may seem obvious. However, few people know the historical origins of this now common design. A heart shaped pendant or ornament symbolizes love, friendship, and deep affection. The heart symbol represents many different things. Throughout history, the symbol has had both religious to romantic meanings. Nowadays, strong love and affection is the reason most people gift pieces of heart jewelry.
Heart shaped lockets came into increasing prominence in the 19th Century. They perfectly represented the bonds of love and marriage. Heart lockets became synonymous with love. It was common to enclose a strand of your lover’s hair inside your heart locket.
Because heart jewelry is often gifted by lovers it gained the name “sweetheart jewelry”. Sweetheart jewelry has been around in some form for hundreds of years. The trend rose to prominence in the first and second world wars. For servicemen, the harsh realities of war made the exchange of keepsakes with loved ones at home extra special. Young soldiers started a tradition of sending "sweetheart” jewelry back home. They would gift heart jewelry to their girlfriends, wives, sisters, and mothers. The recipients of sweetheart jewelry wore it openly and with pride and patriotism.
What Does An Open Heart Necklace Mean?
What Does Broken Heart Jewelry Mean?
Twin necklaces with two halves of a broken heart are common with lovers and friends. They symbolize that the heart can only be whole when the two people and the two pieces are united. Broken heart necklaces are the most common form, but broken hearts are also seen on bracelets and rings.
What Is A Claddagh Ring?
A Claddagh Ring design consists of a heart held by two hands with a crown on top. This traditional Irish design symbols love. The hands represented friendship and the crown represented loyalty.
What Does A Winged Heart Mean?
A winged heart is a popular design in jewelry, art and tattoo art. The winged heart has many meanings, both religious and romantic. In religion, the winged heart is a symbol of the Sufis of Islam. In this culture, the heart with wings symbolizes ascension. Heart tattoos with wings also symbolize freedom or a joyous and free-spirited nature. Winged heart jewelry can also be a symbol of loss and grief. The wings symbolize that a loved one is being carried to heaven by the angels.
Contemporary Heart Jewelry Designs
For some hearts are a favorite jewelry design. Others will find them too demure and girlish. With Phoenix Roze’s modern designs you can embrace this iconic motif in contemporary styles.
Heart Shaped Necklaces
Heart shaped necklaces are the best way to make a bold romantic statement or gesture. Phoenix Roze offers heart pendant necklaces in various styles. These include folded heart necklace designs, made popular from origami. Open heart necklaces, padlock heart necklaces and even gold diamond necklaces with heart pendants for that extra special gift.
Heart Shaped Bracelets
Heart shaped bracelets allow you to literally wear your heart on your sleeve. Our range of heart bracelets include open hearts and padlock charms. Or try heart shaped bracelets with a band of three hearts.
Heart Shaped Rings
Heart rings make an excellent anniversary or Valentine’s Gifts. A diamond-encrusted version of our heart shaped ring designs also makes a stunning engagement ring.
Heart Charm Gold Ring, $165
Tiny Diamond Heart Ring, $390
Heart Shaped Earrings
Whilst sweethearts in wartime wore their love loud and proud, contemporary heart designs are more subtle and subdued. For a discrete proclamation of love heart earrings are a perfect choice. Choose from a simply stunning gold heart stud earring. Or, go all out with sparkling diamond heart studs.
Our colored stone heart pendants offer a modern twist on a classic design. You can choose stone hearts based on favorite colors, or by Birthstone. A turquoise heart is ideal for a lover born in December. An opal heart pendant for those with birthdays in October, or ruby heart pendants for July babies. For a lover with a rebellious streak try the black diamond heart, it’s the perfect punk twist on a classic.
Inlay Turquoise Necklace, $400
Whichever heart style you choose, you can be sure that the recipient will hold and cherish it dearly.