Hearts Find Me! I see them everywhere - so much so that I had to start sharing them on Instagram. The heart obsession shouldn’t sideline the jewelry design, but I had to dedicate at least one blog post to heart jewelry.
So here’s the deal...some people HATE HEARTS. Some people I really really adore like my friend Kate - hate hearts!
WHY do people hate hearts? Too cute. The cutsey-heart-thing has created a childish ‘precious’ stigma that I don’t like either. Just like anything else, you have to make hearts your own - make them cool and distinct to your style.
Obviously the heart symbolizes love, but there’s additional symbolism that expands on it’s meaning:
FLAMES & Heart = burning passion. FUN.
Intertwined Hearts = everlasting love, an unbreakable bond.
A heart with a single crown on top = RULER OF MY HEART
The double heart with a crown over it - wait for it = FIDELITY OVER A MARRIAGE. Hmmmmm.Wonder if that works?
...and one I bet you haven't heart of - the WITCH’S HEART (it has a twist at the bottom). This was used in jewelry in the 18th and 19th centuries to ward off evil and protect mothers in childbirth.
So I’m asking you - SAVE HEARTS. Make them cool! We all know the world needs a bit more love, wearing it on your sleeve can be a start.
Here are my favorite picks of designer hearts in the market right now:
Tons of love and xx, Janie