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Heart Necklaces & Pendants

The connotations associated with the heart today were instilled centuries ago among the cultures of the ancient world. These people felt strongly that the heart, not the mind, controlled human emotion and personality. As a result, the heart became symbolic of the self and of life.

Some delicate gold heart designs are rendered using the lost wax casting technique, a method first explored by the ancient Egyptians. The process involves the creation of a model that is then coated in wax and enclosed in a larger mold form that is heat resistant and has a small opening at top and bottom. This grouping is the heated up, causing the wax inside to melt and drip out the bottom while another metal, such as gold, is poured in and takes its place.

In the 19th century the significance of the heart was reinforced as creators of Valentine’s Day memorabilia began incorporating it into their designs. From candies and chocolates to blown up balloons, the heart-shaped wares created in celebration of Valentine’s Day have only aided in establishing the heart as one of the most universally recognized symbols.


Quick Facts

  • The Egyptians believed so strongly that the heart was the core of the self that the metaphorical weighing of a deceased person’s heart was the first step on the path to the after life
  • According to this belief structure, if the person’s heart, when placed on a scale, weighed less than a feather, it meant that he or she had lived a good and just life and thus could proceed; a heart that toppled the scale, however, signified that the deceased had been unjust, resulting in his or her heart becoming a snack for the god Ammit, or “Devourer of the Dead”
  • So indelible is the link between the heart and love that the image of the heart can be used as a logograph, which means that the heart can be used in place of the word “love”

Recommended Items at Auction

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Sterling Silver Heart & Paw Pendant
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Heart & Paw Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$74 Bids
Sterling Religious Heart Pendant W Mop Stone
Feb 26, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Religious Heart Pendant W Mop Stone
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$94 Bids
JUDITH RIPKA NECKLACE STERLING SILVER IN BOX 66GRM
Apr 14, 10:00 AM EDT
JUDITH RIPKA NECKLACE STERLING SILVER IN BOX 66GRM
by Imperial Auction
Est: $300- $400
$604 Bids
Lot of Three Sterling Silver Kay Jewelers Pendant Necklaces
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
Lot of Three Sterling Silver Kay Jewelers Pendant Necklaces
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$103 Bids
Sterling Silver Heart Pendant W Clear Stones
Feb 26, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Heart Pendant W Clear Stones
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$43 Bids
925 Marked Charm Necklace. Tangled Size Unknown
Feb 26, 6:00 PM EST
925 Marked Charm Necklace. Tangled Size Unknown
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$42 Bids
Two 14K Gold and Various Stones Necklace & Pendant
Mar 10, 10:00 AM EST
Two 14K Gold and Various Stones Necklace & Pendant
by World Auction Gallery
Est: $1,200- $1,500
$6001 Bid
Silver Gold Tone Heart Pendant W Clear Stones
Feb 26, 10:00 AM EST
Silver Gold Tone Heart Pendant W Clear Stones
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Lot of Three KAYS Jewelers Pendant Necklaces
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
Lot of Three KAYS Jewelers Pendant Necklaces
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Kay Jewelers Sterling Silver Heart Pendant Necklace
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
Kay Jewelers Sterling Silver Heart Pendant Necklace
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
14K Tri Toned Gold Heart Pendant Necklace
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
14K Tri Toned Gold Heart Pendant Necklace
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Sterling Silver Heart Stone Pendant Necklace
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Heart Stone Pendant Necklace
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
14K Gold Heart Necklace Pendant
Mar 03, 9:00 AM MST
14K Gold Heart Necklace Pendant
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $75- $125
$101 Bid
Sterling Heart " Mom " Pendant W Clear Stones
Feb 26, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Heart " Mom " Pendant W Clear Stones
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Sterling Silver Heart Pendant W Colored Stones
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Heart Pendant W Colored Stones
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Sterling Silver Italian Heart Pendant
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Italian Heart Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Lapponia 14K yellow gold Heart pendant on a necklace.
Mar 07, 1:00 PM CET
Lapponia 14K yellow gold Heart pendant on a necklace.
by Goudwisselkantoor Veilingen
Est: €500- €700
€51 Bid
14K Two Toned Heart Pendant Necklace
Mar 03, 10:00 AM EST
14K Two Toned Heart Pendant Necklace
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Sterling Silver Colored Stone Heart Pendant
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Colored Stone Heart Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
18 kt gold turquoise heart pendant
Feb 29, 11:00 AM CET
18 kt gold turquoise heart pendant
by Henry's Auktionshaus
Est: €350- €1,400
€3201 Bid
Sterling Silver Heart Pendant
Feb 26, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Heart Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
14K Rose Gold Tanzanite & Diamond Heart Necklace
Feb 29, 7:00 PM AEDT
14K Rose Gold Tanzanite & Diamond Heart Necklace
by Bargain Hunt Auctions
Est: AUD0- AUD0
AUD201 Bid
Reed & Barton Sterling Heart Pendant
Feb 26, 10:00 AM EST
Reed & Barton Sterling Heart Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Sterling Silver Mother Daughter Heart Pendant
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Sterling Silver Mother Daughter Heart Pendant
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Heart Necklaces & Pendants


Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Easterly Auction Company

Easterly Auction Company