The heart of Valentine’s Day

Hearts have been used as a symbol of love since the middle ages. In ancient times, it was believed that the heart was the centre of all human emotions, and that the brain was essentially useless.

The shape is commonly believed to derive from the shape of the leaves and seeds of an ancient plant that was treasured for its contraceptive purposes. Another possible explanation is the shape of the Ivy leaf, which the Greeks associated with the God Dionysus – the god of sensual things.

These days it’s often as simple as a heart emoji texted to a friend, a ‘love it’ response on Facebook or Instagram, or a heart-eyes Bitmoji sent as a response to someone’s Snapchat, but hearts are still around us every day.

Here at Showcase Jewellers we believe the best way to show your love this Valentine’s Day is to give something that will last forever. We have a wide range of heart shaped jewellery that will ensure that your declaration of love is unmissable. Come and see us to find the perfect piece for your Valentine.