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How high jewellery brands are reimagining heart motifs today

Smitha Sadanandan
South China Morning Post –

  • As the ultimate symbol of love, the heart motif has long been a go-to symbol for luxury jewellery houses – and it remains popular today, featured by brands from Chopard to Messika.
  • Chopard’s Happy Hearts collections celebrate the label’s love for the iconic shape, while other designers like Yvonne Léon, Sorellina, Irene Neuwirth and Foundrae are also taking up the trend.
Chopard Precious Lace Necklace in fairmined ethical white gold, accented with rubies and diamonds. Photo: Handout

Innumerable high jewellery pieces in heart shapes have been created over the decades, but there is something interesting each time a luxury house reimagines this motif, favoured even 500 years ago and dating back to the Tudor Era.

The heart, a profound romantic symbol, captures love quite effortlessly whether it is through a rendering of carefully cut heart-shaped gems and diamonds or a pavé of itty-bitty gemstones breathing life into the silhouette. And who doesn’t care for a gemmy heart or two, especially one with a cool whimsical take, or one with serious twinkle?

Chopard’s Red Carpet necklace. Photo: Handout

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