Jewelry: Hearts Afire

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The heart is the classic symbol of love, making it an enduring—yet often mundane—jewelry motif. But in the hands of the world’s most skilled jewelers, the conventional heart is transformed into glamorous, modern, and spirited designs that make a strong style statement while expressing romantic notions. A chunky heart ring or playful diamond and ruby heart earrings convey tender sentiments with bold flair. And when only words will do, a sizable gold heart pendant spells it out in diamond and ruby letters: L-O-V-E.

The London jeweler employs rare fossilized wood to create her pieces…
Fresh designs take direction from a stage and screen icon…
The Floridian Lapidary favors bold stones with minimal metal embellishments to distract from them…
The exquisitely enigmatic gem shows its range in new designs…
A timeless gem is refreshed with extraordinary hues…
The New York–based jeweler prides himself on his nontraditional approach to jewelry design…
Photo by Emanuele Marietti
A fresh wave of jewelry elegantly emulates coastal flora and fauna…
A new jewelry collection reveals African roots with refined designs…
New butterfly designs from some of the world’s most esteemed jewelers take flight for summer…
The founder and designer Cindy Chaplin gives distinctive antiques new life…