Celebrated for centuries, the festival of St Valentine on February 14th originated for the coming of spring and came to be celebrated as a day of romance from about the 14th century. Jewellery has long been associated with the subliminal language of romance.
Today’s most recognised symbol of love, the heart, is seen widely in antique jewellery. The use of the heart shape to signify love was first seen at the end of the 15th Century and became popular as a sign of love in jewellery from the 17th century. We have some beautiful examples of romantic jewellery and engagement rings from across the eras online and in our shop in Shrewsbury.