You have made up your mind: you are going to buy her a heart-shaped jewel for Valentine’s Day. With so many romantic jewellery in the shops at this time of the year, we give you a helping hand in finding the heart-shaped model of your dream. We have been up and down Bond Street, Place Vendôme and beyond as well as researched the best websites to set you on course for the perfect gift of love.
We are huge fans of Vanleles , founded by Vania Leles, the model turned jewellery designer based in London’s Mayfair. These ruby heart earrings are exactly why we love her creations that are very feminine, bold but unpretentious and well made. Never forgetting her African origins, Vania believes that jewellery should be a force for good and is committed to ethically and sustainably sourced diamonds, gemstones and precious metals. “I always believed that the beauty of jewellery shouldn't start at the shop floor,” says Vania. “It should start where it all begins, at the mines and the communities around them in Africa. That's very important to me. And more and more of my clients want that beautiful story linked to their piece of jewellery. This is the moral duty I have, because I am one of them.”
These Electric Heart hoop earrings by Karen Walker are a fun interpretation of the love symbol and a clever twist on the traditional soft curves of the heart shape. The fashion designer, renowned for her ready-to-wear clothes, eyewear, bags, fragrance and jewellery, likes to juxtapose elements and to play with opposites in all her creations.
Compose your own locket necklace and spell out your unique love message with the Amate Heart by Loquet. Have fun selecting the pendant, chain and charms on their website for a gift packed with meaning from this British company.
If you want to send a very clear message about just how much you love her, this necklace, designed by Beirut based L'Atelier Nawbar, is for you with its two tiny tigers embracing each other under a glossy red heart.
Creations by the Parisian jeweller Lydia Courteille offer much more than just striking designs and immaculate craftsmanship. As Lydia is an avid traveller and a natural storyteller, she infuses her vision of the world into evocative, unique and glamorous jewels. The Bague Ailes is from La Vie en Rose collection inspired by Paris and its famously seductive women. Lydia herself explains: ‘This collection is a tribute to Paris, the capital of glamour and amour.’ The Bague Ailes is inspired by Greek mythology and the myth of Princess Leda's encounter with Zeus who turned himself into a magnificent Swan to seduce her. The heart-shaped wings wrap around a pink morganite gemstone in reference to Zeus' unusual techniques of seduction.
If her style is unconventional and eclectic, she will be delighted by this elongated gold heart designed by Armenta. The edgy design mixes the beauty of the champagne diamonds with an unpretentious chain of silver paperclip links.
This cute gold heart set on a red lacquer disc from Dior 's Rose des Vents collection is a chic and elegant way to show your love. Like many of Victoire de Castellane's jewels - the creative Director of Dior Joaillerie - there is a playful element. In this case, a small diamond pins the little heart in place.
Design-led Georg Jensen offers a charming interpretation of the heart in this necklace that combines silver and gold in a perpetual embrace.
If a box chocolate was your first idea, take a look at this necklace by Le Vian premiering exclusively at Kay. Created in collaboration with chocolatier Godiva, it is the perfect solution for those with a sweet tooth that serves up chocolate diamonds set in honey gold.