The heart. It’s the universal symbol of love. The holder of emotions. The giver and sustainer of life. The cupid’s central aim.
There are aching hearts, soft hearts, hearts of steel and hearts of gold. And then there is the heart of stone. At Shreve, Crump & Low our preferred heart of stone is a precious gemstone!
The best heart shapes are those in which the two halves (called lobes) perfectly compliment one another, the cleft is distinct and the pavilion (the most vulnerable part of the stone) comes to a gentle point. At Shreve, Crump & Low, we have a strong vetting process that allows for only the most beautifully symmetric stones to pass through our hands to yours.
Here are some of my personal favorite heart-shaped jewels currently offered at Shreve, Crump & Low:
A 5.02ct heart-shaped diamond pendant with diamond halo and triple-strand chain. This piece is particularly noted for a superior cut, color and clarity. Note the curved wings, symmetric lobes and beautifully carved cleft of the center stone.
An incredible natural fancy pink diamond and diamond necklace. While pink diamonds themselves are incredibly rare, it is quite unique to have an entire necklace of multiple individual heart-shaped pink diamonds, each accentuated by a halo, making it an unmistakeable and perfectly romantic gift.
A very similarly designed multi-colored sapphire and diamond necklace.
A striking 3.70 carat AGL Colombian Emerald and natural fancy pink diamond ring. Not only is the cut of this soft stone perfect, the under gallery of this ring is exquisite, featuring small fancy pink diamonds and a scroll motif. As is the case with all of our jewelry – no detail is overlooked.
Any of these carefully crafted heart-shaped jewels will make the perfect Valentine’s Day or anniversary gift—however we do not recommend wearing it on your sleeve : )
About the Contributor: Christina Alford is a Senior Sales Associate located in our Greenwich CT flagship store. She can be reached for further comment and inquiries at [email protected] or via phone at 203-622-6205