LOVE SYMBOLS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
Swarovski celebrates the Art of the Heart
Not only around Valentine’s Day but year-round Swarovski trend experts are observing a resurgence in romantic jewelry. We see fresh new concepts that express love in creative designs. One of the most delightful examples is the “Toi et Moi” (French for “You and Me”) ring. The custom of these dual-stoned rings, symbolising two intertwined souls, was very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Now, this trend for rings featuring two gems of equal size is inspiring jewelers to create contemporary versions of this classic, with different motifs, materials, gemstones and cuts. What remains is the message of love and an enduring romantic symbol.
Picture Credit: Lines Jewelry by designer Tal Efraim; Pear Duet Ring by KATKIM; Illustration by Frédéric Mané; Diama set with
Swarovski Created Diamonds, as seen in Gem Visions
The Heart of the Matter
Meanwhile, the ever-popular heart endures as a universal motif for that special gift to mark Valentine’s Day, and other deeply meaningful occasions. Jewelry that features heart motifs are an unmistakable message of love, and even passion. Famous influencer Chiara Ferragni recently received a heart-shaped diamond ring from her fiancé to mark the birth of their son. Heart-shaped gemstones, like the Swarovski Zirconia or Swarovski Topaz Heart Cuts, when set into beautiful jewellery, always carry the love message.
Picture Credit: Valori Jewels set with Swarovski Zirconia; Designs by Isabelle Lopes; Little Elements Heart by Alex Woo, set with Swarovski Genuine Pink Sapphires, as seen in Gem Visions
Seal it With a Kiss
The kiss remains another enduring love symbol that can be translated into meaningful designs for Valentine’s Day. A jewelry piece set with the Swarovski Zirconia Kiss Me Cut says “I love you” in a beautiful and very romantic way. Love messages are also carried by the love knot, and the infinity and key symbols. The rose, interpreted in red and pink toned-zirconia and gemstones, another must for Valentine’s Day gift giving, will forever be associated with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”.
Picture Credit: Designs by Nemaja Ilic; KISSME ring by Ideal, as seen in Gem Visions