Jewelry: Hearts Afire

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 Milanese jeweler celebrated the opening with one-off jewelry pieces inspired by paintings…
The London jeweler uses baguette-cut gemstones to echo the film’s neon-lit buildings…
The store is located inside the Peninsula Hotel in the 16th arrondissement…
Photo by Matthias Hoffmann
The 13-piece collection will be on display in cities around the globe in the coming months…
Photo by Jasper Johal
Jessica McCormack’s Victorian townhouse looks like a tasteful private residence in London’s posh...
The jewelry in the new Louis Vuitton Emprise Collection feature streamlined rectangular shapes that...
Photo by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
Made from 150-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur bone, this Monique Péan necklace (www....
Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
The understated, masculine style of Shamballa Jewels’ macramé bracelets (www.shamballajewels.com)...
Photo by Bernhard Rampf
Nature’s Jewels collection by Hemmerle appears to have been foraged in the woods rather than cast...
The jewelers combine shark teeth with traditional materials…