Heart of the Matter
Heart lockets are another item in the what’s old is what’s new category. These timeless classics have enjoyed a major resurgence this year and are great gifts for mothers and grandmothers. Designed in a variety of sizes, heart lockets with diamond and ruby accents are a new favorite. Pictures of children or grandchildren inside make these gifts extra special.
Likewise for heart charms. A major resurgence in charm bracelets this year will make heart charms a top seller for Valentine’s Day. Heart charms are available for bracelets as well as for earrings.The heart-shaped mother’s rings – with or without diamond accents – is another favorite among mothers and grandmothers alike. The mother-and-child-as-one design is a big seller as a pendant, as well.
The simple heart shape is transformed when a jewelry designer interprets new designs of gold earrings and necklaces, heart-shaped birthstone pendants or rings, heart-shaped pearl pendants and white gold heart-motif bracelets. Technology has enabled manufacturers to create an exciting element in the heart jewelry category: heart-shaped diamonds, rubies and other gemstones. Perfected by computer-aided design, heart-shaped stones help to create jewelry that reflects the ultimate in romance. A heart-shaped diamond solitaire pendant can be a simple, yet elegant, gift for any loved one.
For many singles, the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift is a magical, romantic proposal followed by an engagement ring with a heart-shaped center diamond. Engagements have soared in the aftermath of 9/11 – with many singles re-evaluating their lives and finding that they are, in fact, ready to commit to tying the knot.