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At AC Silver we are pleased to be able to offer our customers a large collection of vintage and antique heart shaped gifts for sale.


Our extensive collection showcases some of the finest examples of antique and vintage heart shaped gifts. Our diverse range of gifts features rings, brooches, earrings, pendants, and more make the perfect gifts for him and her. We are delighted to heart shaped jewellery in a range of metals including yellow gold, white gold, and platinum.


Andrew Campbell, using his 40 years’ experience within the antique industry, handpicks all antique heart shaped gifts for sale.


All of our antique and vintage heart shaped gifts includes free, insured, global shipping and 14-day return policy.


Please don''t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need help finding the perfect heart shaped gift.


heart shaped antique jewellery gifts for sale

The heart shape as we know it today has roots that stretch back to the Indus Valley Civilisation in 3300 BCE. Fig trees native to the area bore leaves that were similar to the shape we recognise as a love heart, and a pendant made in the same shape has since been discovered in the civilisations’ ruins.


The earliest point at which the shape was clearly used to indicate anything overtly romantic, however, wasn’t until the Middle Ages. There is text from this time period that shows the physical heart shape symbol being used as an ideograph to represent romantic love between two people. From here, the popularity of the love heart symbol grew, and rapidly became shorthand for love in many forms.


As you can imagine, hearts have been a part of jewellery for centuries. Heart jewellery – for as far back as recorded history can tell us – has been romantic from the get-go. Typically, the message and symbolism behind heart-shaped jewellery is much the same today as it was then.


Hearts are used as a symbol of affection. Usually, romantic affection is the intent with heart-shaped jewellery, often given as part of the courting ritual or even as an anniversary gift, years into a relationship, acting as a physical reminder of the strength of the love between two individuals.


As time wears on, however, the use of hearts in jewellery has become less strictly romantic, and entered familial and platonic realms alike. Jewellery featuring hearts is often given by parents to their daughters, particularly when they are becoming teenagers, symbolising the love and care that parents hold for their child.


Equally, with the rise in popularity of all forms of friendship jewellery, from bracelets to pendants that only become whole with all wearer’s present, the love heart has found its way into all corners of the jewellery world. Two best friends who are both jewellery lovers can easily be pictured with matching love heart pendants, or even with designs that allow each person to have half of the heart, making it complete whenever they are reunited.


Open heart jewellery is the name given to jewellery that features a heart motif, but where only the outline of the heart is represented. This type of design wasn’t common until the 20th century, and today even brands like Tiffany & Co. have an ‘open heart’ collection. This design element is most commonly seen in pendants, where the heart shape will hang – often from one of its arches – with the chain of the pendant going clean through it.


Jewellery that features open hearts is thought by some to be a talisman of good luck, much in the same way that an upturned horseshoe is supposed to hold one’s luck in a safe place. The openness of the heart allows it to fill with luck, keeping the wearer safe from harm.


Another interpretation that the open-heart design offers is the concept of a longing kind of love. This makes it perfect for lovers in long-distance entanglements. The heart shape is represented, but there is something missing. This works as an excellent gift for someone who is anticipating having to depart from their loved ones, whether it’s a significant other, family, or simply a very good friend.


Double heart jewellery is where two love hearts are presented alongside one another, usually leaning slightly towards each other. This style was very popular in the Victorian era, and has tragically fallen out of vogue since.


The double heart motif – among the most popular in Victorian jewellery – is a symbol of two individuals in a committed relationship. Each of the love hearts involved is intended to represent each person, supporting one another through their mutual love and respect


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5.35ct Diamond and Platinum Earrings - Vintage Circa 1990
Price: GBP £26,500.00
5.48 ct Opal and 2.91ct Diamond, 15 ct Yellow Gold Heart Pendant - Antique Circa 1910
Price: GBP £11,950.00
45.27 ct Amethyst and 0.95ct Diamond, 18 ct Yellow Gold Heart Pendant - Antique Circa 1890
Price: GBP £11,950.00
3.90 ct Diamond and 9 ct Yellow Gold Snake Brooch - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £10,945.00
0.68ct Emerald and 2.62ct Diamond, Platinum Dress Ring - Antique and Contemporary
Price: GBP £9,845.00
Antique Sweetheart Brooch / Pendant with 1.55ct Sapphire and 2.20ct Diamonds
Price: GBP £8,950.00
1.63ct Emerald and 2.31ct Diamond, 18ct Yellow Gold Dress Ring - Vintage Circa 1990
Price: GBP £8,745.00
4.55ct Diamond and Synthetic Ruby, 18ct Yellow Gold Pendant / Locket - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £7,645.00
3.22 ct Diamond and 2.10 ct Aquamarine, Pearl and 18 ct Yellow Gold Pendant/Brooch - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £7,645.00
1.32ct Diamond and 18ct Yellow Gold Engagement Ring - Vintage French Circa 1990
Price: GBP £6,545.00
2.86ct Sapphire and 1.33ct Diamond, Pearl and 15ct Yellow Gold Pendant / Brooch - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £4,950.00
5.95 ct Opal and 0.35 ct Diamond, Platinum Brooch - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £4,450.00
Victorian Diamond Blister Pearl Pendant in 9ct Yellow Gold Pendant
Price: GBP £3,450.00
Opal, 0.85ct Diamond, & 0.15ct Ruby, Platinum Pendant - Art Deco Style - Vintage 1997
Price: GBP £3,025.00
0.23ct Ruby and 0.21ct Sapphire, 0.82ct Diamond and 15ct Gold Bracelet - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £3,025.00
9.12 ct Garnet and 12 ct Yellow Gold Brooch - Antique Circa 1910
Price: GBP £2,950.00
Natural Pearl and 12 ct Rose Gold Pendant - Antique Circa 1890
Price: GBP £2,950.00
9.10ct Amethyst, Pearl and 0.20ct Diamond, 14ct Yellow Gold Necklace - Antique Circa 1900
Price: GBP £2,750.00
1.50ct Aquamarine and 0.88ct Diamond, 18ct Yellow Gold Dress Ring - Vintage Circa 1980
Price: GBP £2,750.00
3.98ct Labradorite and Seed Pearl, 0.30ct Diamond and 9ct Yellow Gold Brooch - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £2,695.00
1.82ct Diamond and 18ct Yellow Gold Bracelet - Vintage Circa 1980
Price: GBP £2,650.00
Antique 2.45ct Chrysoprase and Diamond, 14 ct Yellow Gold Witch's Heart Bracelet
Price: GBP £2,450.00
1.28ct Diamond and 14ct Yellow Gold Heart Pendant - Vintage Circa 1950
Price: GBP £2,450.00
4.90ct Moonstone and Seed Pearl, 15ct Rose Gold Bangle - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £2,085.00

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