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Heart
Motif
Jewelry



The shape of the HEART
denotes the center of both the spiritual and physical being, and in
early days was thought to be the seat of mental abilities as well. In the western
world it symbolizes love, charity, and passion. It is drawn in a
stylized version, not the actual shape of the human heart, and is often
colored red. Associated with
Valentine’s Day, it is a gift of love in the form of jewelry. Heart
motif jewelry is a classic, found in almost every jewelry catalogue no
matter what the date. The material from which it is made may change with
fashions of the era, but the motif itself remains the same as you can
see in these examples.




VICTORIAN Scottish agate
links bracelet with heart-shaped lock, 7-1/2" by 3/4" padlock total
1-1/4" by 3/4". View
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#V32615

VICTORIAN carte de visite of a lady wearing silver heart brooch with beaded
edge, 2-1/2" by 4". Marked on front, "W.T.&F. Gowhaus, Lendal, York".
View #Vkph6

VICTORIAN Scottish agate
bracelet with heart lock, bracelet is 8-1/4" by 3/4" – VERY large size,
could be made smaller.
View
#V32774



VICTORIAN 18 karat yellow
gold snake necklace with garnet cabochons and faceted garnet eyes, heart
shaped dangle from snake’s mouth has hair compartment on the reverse,
interesting snake-scale chain and intricate design on snake’s head,
19-3/4" with snake’s head and heart 2-1/2".
View
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#V32798

VICTORIAN 18 karat yellow
gold snake necklace with garnet cabochons and faceted garnet eyes, heart
shaped dangle from snake’s mouth has hair compartment on the reverse,
interesting snake-scale chain and intricate design on snake’s head,
19-3/4" with snake’s head and heart 2-1/2".
View
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All #V32798

RUBY 14k yellow gold ring
with rubies and diamonds in a double heart design.
View #G25928




VICTORIAN Whitby jet snake necklace with heart dangle,
graduated sized beads, 18" with beads ranging from 1/3" to 2".
See a similar version of a snake necklace on page 122 of Davidov &
Dawes "Victorian Jewelry".
View #V31294


VICTORIAN jet
love, faith and hope charms, 1". See page 90 of Helen Muller’s
book "Jet".
#V25189

VICTORIAN jet Roman style snake necklace
with segmented body, 17" long and from 1/2" down to 1/3" wide bead
body. The head is 1" by 5/8" and the heart is 5/8".
View
View #V31839



VICTORIAN 10k yellow
gold with unusual hollow floral and scrolls etched links bracelet with
garnet cabochon etched scrolls padlock, bracelet 7" by 5/8", padlock 1-1/2".
View
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View #V31568

VICTORIAN lady
wearing an unusual tiara and a heart pendant on a black ribbon.

VICTORIAN micro mosaic set in aventurine heart pendant with the winged
lion, symbol of St Mark, circa 1860, heart is 1-1/4".
View
View #V29902





VICTORIAN Prince
Albert chain with charms, 11-1/2" chain with 1/2" to 1" charms on 3-1/2"
chains.
View #V28546

VICTORIAN jet heart shaped beautifully carved flowers earrings, one
cracked on back but wearable, 3/4" hearts.
View
View #V29891

VICTORIAN vulcanite heart and flowers pendant, 1-3/4".
View #V29817




VICTORIAN 14 karat karat yellow
gold charm bracelet, 7-3/4" long and 1/4" wide chain and "faith, hope and love
or charity"
lockets with compartments lined in silk, 3/4" to 7/8" long, one heart-shaped and two
ovals. View
View #V32801

PAGE 4 of Victorian hair jewelry:
watch chain, brooches, earrings and pendants.
A.
Bernhard & Co. Catalogue, 1870

VICTORIAN puffy heart
padlock charm with hair enclosure, 1". A similar piece can be seen
on page 36 of Bell’s "Collecting Victorian Jewelry".
View #V31587




VICTORIAN 9K rose gold heart
padlock bracelet with every link of bracelet and the padlock marked "9C",
circa 1890. Every other link has a lovely texture and scroll design, and the
heart opens with a latch and not a key. The size is 7" by 1/2"
with 3/4" heart, weight .96ozs, maker mark HB&S. Heart padlock bracelets
were popular circa 1890-1905 and similar pieces can be seen in the
1899 Benjamin Allen Catalogue, the
1901 Daniel Low Catalogue and the

1902 Becken Catalogue
.
View
View
View #V34605

VICTORIAN 10k rose gold
padlock bracelet with peridot stone and picture on back, 7-1/2" with
5/8" heart . Each tiny link is either faceted or has an etched
design and the heart opens with a latch and not a key. View
View
View
#V34593

VICTORIAN 9k rose gold heart
padlock bracelet with amethyst and peridot, 7" by 5-1/6". The heart is
marked "9C" on the back and the heart opens with a latch and not a key. Heart
padlock bracelets were popular circa 1890-1905 and similar pieces can be seen in
the 1899 Benjamin Allen Catalogue,
the 1901 Daniel Low Catalogue and the

1902 Becken Catalogue
.
View #V34606






VICTORIAN silver chain with
padlock with hair compartment, 7-3/4" by 1/2" with a 3/4" heart padlock.
View
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View #V33557

VICTORIAN silver and
agate bracelet with padlock closure, 7-1/4" by 1-1/3" front.
View
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View #V33613

VICTORIAN SB & SLB 9
karat yellow gold fancy link and pad lock bracelet, marked on the heart "9ct
gold" 7" by 1/3". The padlock opens with a latch and a safety chain is
attached.
View
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View #V33979




VICTORIAN goldstone bar brooch
with cross, heart and anchor for "faith, hope and love", 1-1/3" by 1".
View #V31853

VICTORIAN cabinet
card of a lady wearing a beaded belt and buckle, a heart bar pin and a watch
chain, 4-1/8" by 6-1/2". Photographer W. H. Holliday, 36 Jewry Street,
Winchester.
View
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VICTORIAN gold filled bar brooch with 3
hearts, 1-7/8".
View #V28192




ENAMELED
14k violet pin with seed pearl, 2/3". The tip of one flower petal has a
tiny enamel loss.
View
#Q10025


STERLING

and green enameled heart lock and key charm with painted pink roses,
engraved "Kelley", 3/4".
View
#Q26165

10k
green enameled shamrocks pin with pearl centers, circa 1900. #Q22084




VICTORIAN 9ct yellow gold, turquoise and seed
pearls ring, heart-shaped with links band design, size 7-1/4.
View #G33103


RED

transparent glass cabochons set in gold tone bracelet with a padlock closure
to match,
probably French circa 1925. Each bezel is set with poured glass cabochons
and the entire necklace is 24" long. A multi-colored version of this can be
seen in Cera’s "Amazing Gems" on page 75.


View


View
#Q39059

WALTER LAMPL sterling and
blue enamel heart padlock charm with spring ring closure, circa 1945, 3/4"
by 1/2".
View #V62795




VICTORIAN Mizpah
"The Lord watch between me & thee while we are absent one from the other" double heart brooch with beaded edge pin,
1-5/8". View
#V28792
VICTORIAN pinchbeck Mizpah double hearts brooch, 1-1/3".
View
#V28862
VICTORIAN Mizpah
"The Lord Watch Between Me & Thee" pin with ivy leaves, hallmarked,
1-1/3". View
#V28793




VICTORIAN sterling Mizpah brooch with two hearts, lock and key, bird
and flowers, gold overlay, tiny etched saying, hallmarks "SRRO?, lion,
anchor, p", 1-1/2".
View
View #V29875
VICTORIAN English 9ct yellow gold mizpah pin
with hearts, bow and swallow, 1-1/2" by 5/8".
View #V31281
VICTORIAN sterling
silver bird, heart, flowers and leaves pin, hallmarked circa 1890, 1-5/8".
View
View #V27908




VICTORIAN Scottish
agate and banded agate links bracelet with padlock closure and safety chain,
7-5/8" by 1".
View
View #V33150


HEARTS
charming hand painted porcelain hearts watch fob, 3" long
and 1-1/8" at the widest. The top part would hook to your clothing and
the hook at the end of the chain would hold a small watch or locket. In
excellent condition and probably from the turn of the last century to the
1930s.
View #V39667

MIZPAH in gold tone with rare artillery badge from WWI brooch, 1-1/3".
View
View
View #V31339





VICTORIAN
gate bracelet with embossed and plain hollow links and heart lock with
key, 7" bracelet and 3/4" heart lock. Marked on an end link and the top
of the heart "F&B" for Theo. W. Foster & Bro. Co., see Rainwater
"American Jewelry Mfg" page 94. Began circa 1898 and was a general
jewelry maker at 100 Richmond St, Providence, RI. They also made
sterling toilet ware, cig cases, vanity items, photo frames and jewelry.
They are also listed in the 1934 Keystone on page 7 and in the 1915
edition on page 30. View
View
View #V28754


HEART
lock and gold link 7" bracelet with 1" lock, engraved "Class
of ’96, May 20".
View
#V28022

VICTORIAN embossed links 7" bracelet with oval
center engraved "RB" and 7/8" lock and key. There is an
illegible maker’s mark on one link. Bracelets like this can be
seen in Romero’s Warman’s Jewelry Ed. 3 on page 70. #V28021




S.F. Myers & Co. Catalogue, 1893
Rolled gold plate and silver bracelets.

14k Roman filigree, whole real pearl in center.

S.F. Myers & Co. Catalogue, 1893
Solid gold bracelets.




SM&S gold tone
embossed links bracelet with padlock closure, no key, 6-1/2". View
#V28487

VICTORIAN lady with fancy hairdo
wearing a long chain around her neck and a chain bracelet with a heart shaped
lock. View
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Links lock bracelets.




SOLID gold and gold stiffened bracelets.
B. Allen
Catalogue, 1899

VICTORIAN 1" heart and key clasp
embossed links 7" bracelet, circa1880. #V27351

SOLID gold, gold filled, rolled plate and sterling silver bracelets with
heart shaped locks.
A.C.
Becken Catalogue, 1902




DIAMONDS, pearls and other precious stones, heart lock bracelets.

B. Allen Catalogue, 1899

Daniel Low & Co., 1901
Bangles and bracelets. Priced in the
catalogue from $ .50 to $3.50 each.

Daniel Low & Co., 1901
Heart pins, sterling silver initials, lorgnette. Priced in the
catalogue from $ .25 to $5.00 each.




VICTORIAN gold filled heart center pin with etched flower and
leaves design, 1-1/3".
View
#V29579

"Lockets carried in 10k and 14k gold for neck chains."
Page 113
J.R.
Wood & Sons Catalogue, 1919

HEART-shaped
1-1/2" locket engraved "MLK" with charming photos of a couple inside. The
chain is 16" long. View
View #Y21474





VICTORIAN
clear paste puffy heart pendant on a silver chain. It is
engraved on the back with "LBH 1902". The heart is 5/8", or with loop total
length 1-1/16", the later added sterling chain is 16" long and marked "925" next to the catch .

View
#V37734

VICTORIAN
sewing set in original and charming heart shaped box, purple lining,
includes mother-of-pearl handled pocket knife with sterling blade hallmarked
"W.N" Sheffiled England 1901, tip broken, 3-1/3" glove hook, 3-7/8" tambour
hook and 3-7/8" punch; sterling 1" thimble hallmarked "JF’ Birmingham 1901;
two 2-1/2" bodkins; and Royse Bros. Sheffield 3-7/8" scissors, all in fitted
5-1/2" by 5-1/4" box . The box has the British registry mark for October of
1874. See similar boxes in Thompson’s "Sewing Tools & Trinkets" page 79.
View
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View
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#V32078




STERLING heart shaped scent or perfume bottle engraved "Martha", 2".
View
View #a51006

14k GOLD lockets and pendants.
Daniel Low 1906 Catalogue.


HEART
locket in silver, an unusually
large size with lock of hair and faded photo inside, as is with minor wear,
2".
View
#Y25837




VICTORIAN sterling
hallmarked and maker’s mark double hearts bar pin with rhinestones, 1-7/8". The
brooch is typical of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee celebration jewelry as it has
the crowns and the royal standard comprising of the symbols for England
(lions) Ireland (harp) , circa 1897.
View #V29154
VICTORIAN banded agate
hearts, jade cross and mother-of-pearl inlaid heart charms bracelet. #V29263
VICTORIAN clear
rhinestones double shamrocks in double hearts gold tone pin, 1-1/3".
View #V31326




BAKELITE "MacArthur Heart" red heart and key
pin, 3" by 3". Shown on the cover of April 28, 1941 issue
of "LIFE" magazine. This piece is shown in Wassertrom & Pina "Bakelite
Jewelry", page 46.
View #B16689

WOODEN
and leather heart and arrow brooch with red painted details, 3-1/8".
View #w26626
WOOD florets, rolled paper
buds and glass beads heart shaped brooch, 2".
View #w29108

BAKELITE green pierced and
carved heart lock and key dangle bar pin, 3 1/4" by 3-1/4".
#B31123




BAKELITE and reverse carved Lucite
triple hearts with dangling bakelite red arrows brooch, 2-1/8" by 3-1/8".
View #B31124


BAKELITE BALLOON MAN
3-1/2 inch brooch. He holds a bunch of red
transparent heart-shaped balloons and has hand-painted details and carving, circa 1935-40. (Seen
in Christie Romero’s "Warman’s Jewelry, 2nd Ed, page 149.)
View
#B11363

BAKELITE red marbled
heart with 10 cherries pin, 3-1/2". #B31120




STERLING WWII
Australia coin bracelet engraved "To My Mother", belt style closure
circa 1944, 7-1/3" to 7-3/4" by 3/4".
View #N28686

STERLING puffy heart charm
with good luck side and engraved "Daddy", 5/8".
View #N28575

STERLING WWII
Australia coin bracelet, circa 1944, 6-1/3" by 3/4".
View
View
View #N27888




STERLING charm bracelet
with puffy heart charms on sterling chain, engraved dates 1940-1941, 8
hearts, some of which are lockets, 7" by 1" #N31379
STERLING Scottish
Luckenboth crown and double hearts brooch hallmarked "Iona, Scotland"
Edinburgh, date illegible but circa 1950, 1-7/8". A Luckenboth
symbolizes love and protection from evil spirits.
View
View #V31537

JADITE hearts set in 14k yellow gold
pendant, 3" by 1-1/4".
Jadeite is a hard, translucent variety of jade which is rarer than the other
varieties of nephrite. View
#G60613




RED heart-shaped rhinestone
pin/pendant with clear rhinestone accents, 2". View
#Y23182

ROSENSTEIN
sterling vermeil heart pendant with gold tone artificial pearls, clear
rhinestones and a rose glass cabochon center, 2-1/8" heart and 17" chain, circa 1946 as documented by this
Harper’s Bazaar Magazine 1946
advertisement
. High quality and well made as is most
Rosenstein.
View
View #X22136

MB Boucher
2" lavender heart-shaped rhinestone suspended in a leafy stylized
bow-shape pin, circa 1940.
View
#M11430




KREISLER
unsigned cupid double
pronged fur clip with red heart-shaped cabochons and an aqua center stone,
date 1945, patented in 1946 by Kreisler patent #143959.
View
View
#Y21153

Jacques KREISLER 1945 ad showing the cupid brooch.

MB Boucher cupids gold
tone pave pin with red faceted crystal hearts, 3" wide, and
1-1/2" earrings marked "patn 1649187" (back clip patented
1926) .
View
View
View
View #M20921 & #M20934


ROSE pink unusually shaped
rhinestones 2″ heart on gold tone mesh 15″ necklace with clear rhinestone
accents.
View #Y26394


HEART
bracelet with ruby red and clear rhinestones heart and a
smooth and easy to wear gold tone mesh band, 6-1/2" wearable length and
1" band. The heart center is about 2" by 2". As you can see in the
photo, there is very slight wear to the gold tone finish, but the rest
of the bracelet is in excellent condition. View

View
#Y38667




ROSENSTEIN wrapped
heart fur clip with pink-lavender rhinestones set in sterling vermeil,
2-1/4". View
View #X23599

CALVAIRE gold
washed sterling red glass heart and key pin circa 1945, 2-5/8".
#X28534

CORO
Lucite jelly belly style heart held by bird pin, 2" by 2-5/8".
View #C28009




CORO "Cherubin" cupids birthday
Duette, July with pink heart-shaped rhinestone, 2-1/3", circa 1956.
View View
#C20928

CORO
Spring and Summer 1956 advertisement showing the cupid Duette at the lower
right of the ad.

CORO cupids Duettes






VRBA red, pink and clear
rhinestones 3-1/3" heart pin and 1-1/4" button earrings.
View #K25233

SWAROVSKI 2004
Annual Edition “Wrapped In Love” pink rhinestones set in silver tone 2"
heart brooch in original box .
View
View
View
View #K26717
FASHIONCRAFT Robert heart brooch
of black glass, red and topaz colored rhinestones and artificial pearls set
in gold tone, a large
3". View
View #X34805




HEART B CO. yellow gold
filled 5/8" heart shaped locket pendant on 15" chain.
View
View #Y29790
STURDY 1/20 12K-GF (gold filled)
Lockets.
De-LUXE Hand-Made Lockets

Benjamin Allen & Co., 1951
HEART shaped
12k gold filled locket, circa 1950, 1-1/4".
View
View #Y27937




Original Carmen by Briggs
Briggs, Bates & Bacon Co., Attleboro, Mass.
Expansion and ID bracelets.


Benjamin Allen & Co., 1951

DeLUXE marked "DeLuxe, Made
in USA, The D.F.B. Co, Carmen" gold tone expansion
bracelet 5-1/2" to 6-1/2" with forget-me-not etched and embossed 7/8" heart
front. #Q27362

Dolly Madison by Marathon
Sets & Bracelets

Benjamin Allen & Co., 1951




JOSEFF gold tone and clear
rhinestone cupid and heart 2-1/4" pendant on a 28" chain.
View #X28299

JOSEFF gold
tone cupid and heart earrings, 2-1/4" .
View #X28298

JOSEFF gold tone
cupid and heart brooch, 2-1/2".
View #X28297




VRBA red rhinestone
and aurora borealis "cross my
heart" brooch.

View
#K19165

SWOBODA unsigned heart brooch
with opalescent cabochons and real rubies set in gold tone, 1-1/4".
View #X60531

CINER silver tone heart
locket with clear rhinestone pave front and back, 1″ on 20″ sterling chain.
View #K25080




SWAROVSKI
gold tone heart dangling form a bow brooch with clear rhinestones, 2-1/4"
long 1-1/2" wide, and matching earrings.
View #K1733


TRIFARI
gold tone and rhinestones 1-3/4″ heart pendant on 13-1/2
to 15-1/2″ chain. View
View #T22508

SWAROVSKI pink
and yellow rhinestones 1-5/8″ heart pin.
View #K15203


VRBA hearts necklace and
earrings set. Deep red faceted glass aurora borealis beads, red rhinestones
and seed beads and silvered plastic hearts complete this ensemble, 17-18"
with 3" front drop and 2-3/4" earrings. Large red rhinestones are mounted on
gold tone filigree hearts, joined to create the necklace. Each red heart is
surrounded by faceted glass red beads. From these dangle the silvery hearts
which, while they look like glass, are plastic making the necklace lighter
and more comfortable to wear.
View #K33592

REFERENCES:
The
Symbol of a Heart


Anthropology- The Heart

A.
Bernhard & Co. Catalogue, 1870


S.F. Myers Catalogue, 1893


B. Allen Catalogue, 1899



Daniel Low & Co. Catalogue, 1901


A.C. Becken Catalogue, 1902

Daniel Low 1906 Catalogue

J.R.
Wood & Sons Catalogue, 1919



Benjamin Allen & Co., 1951