Whimsical cut-out heart-shaped swirls dance across this highly polished and beautifully finished yellow gold ladies ring -- adding to its style and charm. Feminine and comfortable to wear every day.
Hearts and symbols
These glamorous, stylized forms featured on rings, pendants and earrings, are tokens of love and symbols of happiness. The heart symbol stems from ancient times -- a symbol of union and love. The graceful shape itself is the outline of the profiles of two heads facing each other. The heart has long been recognized across cultures as being a symbol for love, charity, joy and compassion.
The traditional 'heart shape' appears on a 1910 St. Valentine’s Day card. The heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral, and in the past also intellectual core of a human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human mind, the word heart continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul, and stylized depictions of hearts are prevalent symbols representing romantic love.
In mythology, spirituality and religious texts such as the Bible, the heart has historically been ascribed much mystical significance, either as metaphor or as an organ genuinely believed to have spiritual or divine attributes.
In European traditional art and folklore, the heart symbol is drawn in a stylized shape. This shape is typically colored red, suggesting both blood, and, in many cultures, passion and strong emotion.
Another possible origin is thought to appear on the coins of the ancient city of Cyrene, some of which depict the seeds or fruit of the now-extinct silphium plant. The seeds are distinctly heart-shaped. Since this plant was widely used as an ancient herbal contraceptive, this shape may have come to be associated with sexuality and love.
Mating mute swans may appear to make a negative space heart on fine jewelry pieces like the yellow gold fancy heart ladies ring pictured.
Common Heart Meanings
Mirroring or Reflection