Lover's Heart Pendant
This one-of-a-kind necklace is composed of:
Art Deco, sterling silver dress pin from the early 1900-1920s featuring an intertwined heart pendant with crystal rhinestone details. This piece was sourced in England.
This necklace measures a standard 18” on a modern14k gold filled chain with the pendant measuring 2” in width.
Found in Celtic designs, Egyptian sculptures and ancient Greek jewelry, the association of love and knots have appeared in many different cultures throughout history. In the 19th century, sailors would wear a love knot bracelet woven out of rope as a reminder of their loved ones at home - which also acted as a talisman of safety while at sea. Another legend tells the story of young lovers tying two small tree branches together to form a lover’s knot: if the knot stayed tied for a year, they were destined to be together.
By the time the Victorian Era came around, the love knot was already well established as a symbol of love - one whose interwoven design "joined people together for eternity". The love knot, like the forget-me-not flower, the arrow and the swallow, became part of a language of love that found the perfect expression in jewels from this period.
All of our modern heirlooms are designed with elements mostly from the late 1800s - 1920s and the highest quality solid gold and gold-filled components. To learn more about different types of gold and composition, check out our Gold Jewelry Guide.
We make, design, and restore each piece of jewelry with the hope you will love and enjoy your modern heirlooms for many years to come. Check out our Jewelry Care Guide for tips on how to care for your pieces so they last a lifetime.
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