Valentine’s Day Jewelry Gifts Guide, Part 1: Hearts We Love

Valentine’s Day is less than three weeks away, so it’s time to start thinking about jewelry you’d be proud to give – or receive. One foolproof way to find unique and sentimental Valentine’s Day jewelry gifts is to shop online for vintage or “previously loved” designer pieces. Here are five heart-shaped finds for under $250. Happy hunting!

Vintage Signed Givenchy Heart Rhinestone Earrings
Vintage Signed Givenchy Heart Rhinestone Earrings

These 1980s Givenchy earrings are designed as hearts with an “X” of rhinestones in the center. Made of matte gold-tone metal, the clip-ons measure 1-1/4” x 1-1/4” and are signed “Givenchy.” They are offered by Jeweldiva via 1stdibs.com for $200.

Rare Yves Saint Laurent Keychain-Pendant
Rare Yves Saint Laurent Silver Heart/Love Keychain

This rare silver-tone piece features a small hoop with a cutout heart and logo charms based on Yves Saint Laurent’s LOVE artwork. It would make a terrific keychain, pendant, or a trendy handbag charm. The late 20th-Century design is available through dealer SuiGeneris on 1stdibs for $99.

mid-Century Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Heart Ring
Mid-Century Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Heart Ring

Trained as a sculptor, Henning Koppel (1918-1981) joined Danish silversmith Georg Jensen when he was only 27.years old. His groundbreaking designs epitomize what we have come to think of as “Danish design.”

Koppel’s Sterling Silver Heart Ring, circa 1945, is highly collectible…and as modern looking today as it was the day it was issued. Find it at Danam Antique on 1stdibs for $225.

Yves Saint Laurent Heart-Shaped Clip-On Earrings
Yves Saint Laurent Heart-Shaped Clip-On Earrings

These gold-tone YSL earrings from Yves Saint Laurent feature a rose design intricately woven throughout a 2” x 2” heart. Offered by Second Chance Couture via 1stdibs, the 20th-Century clip-on earrings also work as brooches fastened to a lapel, a headband or a velvet choker. $200.

Victorian Sterling Silver Heart Lock Charm
Victorian Sterling Silver Heart Lock Charm

This Victorian Sterling Silver heart lock may have originally had a key but it can still be opened by lifting the shackle. Measuring 1/2″ wide and 3/4″ tall, it could be used as a clasp to close a bracelet or worn as a charm.

The heart carries the maker’s mark H.F.B. & Co. for H.F. Barrows & Company, which originated in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, in the 1850s. Engraved on the back with the initial “M,” it is available through Rare Treasures on RubyLane.com for $68.

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Photo Credits: #1 through 4 – 1stdibs.com; #5 – rubylane.com.

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