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.

Davies takes an ancient Greek jewelry technique and makes it fresh and modern…
Rough-cut diamonds give a fresh twist to the latest creations from De Beers…
The designer crafted a collection of fine jewelry that is both timeless and cutting-edge…
First popular during the 1920s, big, bold cocktail rings are making a comeback…
Jewelers Alex Soldier, Coomi, Pasquale Bruni, and others are getting back in touch with nature…
These designs dazzle with simple shapes presented in extravagant ways…
Photo by Michael Oldford
Assael’s diamond-and-rare-pearl jewelry depicts and aids endangered animals…
The historically inspired necklace is part of Boucheron’s new Bleu de Jodhpur collection…
The London jeweler employs rare fossilized wood to create her pieces…
Fresh designs take direction from a stage and screen icon…