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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14k White Gold & Diamond Heart Pendant Necklace
Oct 23, 10:00 AM MST
14k White Gold & Diamond Heart Pendant Necklace
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$605 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD MULTI-PHOTO HEART LOCKET NECKLACE
Oct 17, 11:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD MULTI-PHOTO HEART LOCKET NECKLACE
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $9,000- $10,000
$3252 Bids
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TIFFANY & CO. STERLING SILVER NECKLACE WITH HEART-FORM PENDANT Approx. 45.66 dwt.
Oct 29, 11:00 AM EDT
TIFFANY & CO. STERLING SILVER NECKLACE WITH HEART-FORM PENDANT Approx. 45.66 dwt.
by Eldred's
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
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Navajo Necklace with Hearts
Oct 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Navajo Necklace with Hearts
by New Haven Auctions
Est: $150- $250
$501 Bid
14K ROSE GOLD HEART PENDANT.
Oct 27, 6:00 PM IDT
14K ROSE GOLD HEART PENDANT.
by Pasarel
Est: $150- $250
$1001 Bid
1950-51 Aladdin Red Hopalong Cassidy Lunchbox with Thermos
Nov 07, 6:00 PM EDT
1950-51 Aladdin Red Hopalong Cassidy Lunchbox with Thermos
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Vintage 14K Gold Designer Necklace
Oct 26, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage 14K Gold Designer Necklace
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$51 Bid
Large Group of Miniature Items
Oct 24, 6:00 PM EDT
Large Group of Miniature Items
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
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9 Pcs Italian Mosaic Pins & Pendants
Nov 03, 10:00 AM EDT
9 Pcs Italian Mosaic Pins & Pendants
by Barry S. Slosberg Inc
Est: $75- $150
$301 Bid
10k Gold Garnet Heart Pendant Necklace
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
10k Gold Garnet Heart Pendant Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Natural Heart Fire Red Garnet Gemstone Necklace Pendant On 925 Silver Plated Snake Link Chain
Oct 19, 6:00 PM EDT
Natural Heart Fire Red Garnet Gemstone Necklace Pendant On 925 Silver Plated Snake Link Chain
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $150- $250
$700 Bids
Ladies Midnight Blue Semi-precious Gemstone Heart
Oct 19, 6:00 PM EDT
Ladies Midnight Blue Semi-precious Gemstone Heart
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $90- $120
$600 Bids
Enchanted Bejeweled Owl Heart Pendant On A 925 Silver Chain
Oct 19, 6:00 PM EDT
Enchanted Bejeweled Owl Heart Pendant On A 925 Silver Chain
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $75- $100
$500 Bids
Vintage Rhinestone Pave Heart Necklace, 17"
Oct 17, 2:00 PM EDT
Vintage Rhinestone Pave Heart Necklace, 17"
by Maria's Vintage & Estate Treasures
Est: $20- $30
$150 Bids
Vintage Sterling Heart Pendant Multi-Cord Necklace, 18-20"
Oct 17, 2:00 PM EDT
Vintage Sterling Heart Pendant Multi-Cord Necklace, 18-20"
by Maria's Vintage & Estate Treasures
Est: $40- $50
$260 Bids
Vintage 14kt Puffy Mesh Heart Necklace, 16.5" Israel
Oct 17, 2:00 PM EDT
Vintage 14kt Puffy Mesh Heart Necklace, 16.5" Israel
by Maria's Vintage & Estate Treasures
Est: $275- $350
$2460 Bids
CHAIN
Oct 22, 6:00 PM CEST
CHAIN
by Auktionshaus Rheine
Est: €120- €150
€800 Bids
HEART - PENDANT
Oct 22, 6:00 PM CEST
HEART - PENDANT
by Auktionshaus Rheine
Est: €50- €60
€250 Bids
Salvador Dali - Le Corbeau et le Renard
Oct 21, 12:00 PM EDT
Salvador Dali - Le Corbeau et le Renard
by Dane Fine Art Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$8500 Bids
Heart sterling pendant - 1 inch
Nov 17, 6:00 PM EST
Heart sterling pendant - 1 inch
by Captain Ahab's Antiques
Est: $25- $60
$200 Bids
Stunning 925 Sterling Silver Hollow Heart Pendant
Oct 28, 6:00 PM EDT
Stunning 925 Sterling Silver Hollow Heart Pendant
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $70- $100
$350 Bids
Ladies Midnight Blue Semi-precious Gemstone Heart Pendant Necklace
Oct 28, 6:00 PM EDT
Ladies Midnight Blue Semi-precious Gemstone Heart Pendant Necklace
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $90- $120
$600 Bids
LOT OF 45 GAS AND ELECTRIC SHADES
Oct 28, 11:00 AM EDT
LOT OF 45 GAS AND ELECTRIC SHADES
by Kamelot Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
4 Phoenix, Precision, Yukon, Excellence Kites New
Oct 31, 11:00 AM EDT
4 Phoenix, Precision, Yukon, Excellence Kites New
by Moggies Auction Service
Est: $100- $125
$400 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Heart Necklaces & Pendants


Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery