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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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14K Gold Heart
Oct 01, 10:00 AM EDT
14K Gold Heart
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$454 Bids
Marked 14k Gold Heart
Oct 01, 10:00 AM EDT
Marked 14k Gold Heart
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$403 Bids
Sterling Silver Necklace With Heart Charm
Sep 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Necklace With Heart Charm
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$12 Bids
14K Marked Gold Chain
Oct 01, 10:00 AM EDT
14K Marked Gold Chain
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$302 Bids
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Aquamarine, Diamond, Platinum, White Gold Convertible Necklace Stones: Heart-sh
Sep 29, 10:00 AM CDT
Aquamarine, Diamond, Platinum, White Gold Convertible Necklace Stones: Heart-sh
by Heritage Auctions
Est: $5,000- $7,000
$2,6002 Bids
Sterling Silver Clear Stone Heart Pendant Necklace
Sep 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Clear Stone Heart Pendant Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Sterling Silver Box Chain Heart Necklace
Sep 29, 10:00 AM EDT
Sterling Silver Box Chain Heart Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
heart shaped pendant that opens up for small keepdsake inside
Oct 01, 12:00 PM EDT
heart shaped pendant that opens up for small keepdsake inside
by Rose's Antiques
Est: $100- $200
$301 Bid
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14K HEART SHAPED PURPLE TOPAZ PENDANT NECKLACE
Oct 08, 2:00 PM EDT
14K HEART SHAPED PURPLE TOPAZ PENDANT NECKLACE
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $150- $10,000
$101 Bid
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VTG 14K YELLOW GOLD MULTI GEMSTONE LOVEBIRDS HEART PENDANT
Oct 23, 9:00 AM MST
VTG 14K YELLOW GOLD MULTI GEMSTONE LOVEBIRDS HEART PENDANT
by Bradford's
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
A 9ct Rose Gold Curb Link Heart Padlock Necklace
Oct 02, 10:30 AM AEDT
A 9ct Rose Gold Curb Link Heart Padlock Necklace
by Kerleys Auctions
Est: AUD1,000- AUD1,500
AUD5001 Bid
18K. Yellow gold heart-shaped Italian design pendant by Il Gioiello.
Oct 14, 10:00 AM CEST
18K. Yellow gold heart-shaped Italian design pendant by Il Gioiello.
by Veilinghuis de Ruiter
Est: €350- €400
€3400 Bids
Stunning 925 Sterling Silver Hollow Heart Pendant
Sep 29, 10:00 PM EDT
Stunning 925 Sterling Silver Hollow Heart Pendant
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $70- $100
$350 Bids
HOWLITE HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 02, 1:00 PM CST
HOWLITE HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
LAPIS LAZULI STONE HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 30, 1:00 PM CST
LAPIS LAZULI STONE HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
LAPIS HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 30, 1:00 PM CST
LAPIS HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
LAPIS HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 30, 1:00 PM CST
LAPIS HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
ABALONE STONE HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Feb 03, 1:00 PM CST
ABALONE STONE HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
ABALONE FLOWER HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Feb 02, 1:00 PM CST
ABALONE FLOWER HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
BANDED AGATE HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Feb 02, 1:00 PM CST
BANDED AGATE HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
LAPIS FLOWER HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Feb 02, 1:00 PM CST
LAPIS FLOWER HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
SODALITE FLOWER HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Feb 02, 1:00 PM CST
SODALITE FLOWER HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
ABALONE STONE HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Feb 02, 1:00 PM CST
ABALONE STONE HEART PENDANT ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Heart Necklaces & Pendants


Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Weatherham Estate Treasures

Omni Auction Corp

Omni Auction Corp

Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery