Enameled Heart Charm Sterling Silver Xinar.com
Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or someone’s birthday, Xinar.com’s birthday and holiday charms are to close your jewelry design perfectly. This Enameled Heart Charm in sterling silver measures 11/16″ x 5/8″ and is a well-detailed, flatback casting from one of the best silver casters in the country. In addition, this silver charm already includes a jump ring, so you can use it right away without soldering.
Our silver charms are domestically sourced and are always hypoallergenic. What does hypoallergenic mean? Nickel in silver is one of the leading causes of allergies, and since women tend to wear jewelry more, it’s the female wearers who are affected the most.
Xinar.com only sources sterling silver charms, beads, and findings hypoallergenic and nickel-free as per FTC standards. Xinar offers a wide range of different charms based on the theme – never run out of ideas because our inventory is ever-growing and is constantly improved and replenished.
What Does the Heart Symbolize in History?
The heart symbol expresses the symbolic meaning of the word “heart.” The heart sign, represented by an anatomically incorrect shape, is frequently used to depict the center of emotion, such as affection and love, especially romantic love. The “wounded heart” symbol, shown as a heart with an arrow or as a heart “broken” into two or more pieces, symbolizing lovesickness, is occasionally accompanied or succeeded by it.
Peepal leaves in the shape of hearts were utilized in the Indus Valley Civilisation; a heart pendant recovered there is currently on display in the Delhi National Museum. The heart shape was used to depict the heart-shaped fruit of the plant silphium, which was possibly utilized as a contraceptive in the 5th-6th century BC.
Many parsley species have estrogenic characteristics, and some have been used to induce abortion, such as wild carrots. A similar pattern can be seen on silver coins from Cyrene from the 5th-6th BC, occasionally accompanied by a silphium plant, which is thought to represent its seed or fruit.
Although the heart shape has been employed in many ancient epigraphy monuments and manuscripts, the combination of the heart form and its application inside the heart metaphor was created at the end of the Middle Ages. The iconic sign of the heart representing love developed in the 15th century and became widespread in Europe throughout the 16th century, with probable early examples or direct antecedents in the 13th to 14th centuries.
The heart metaphor’s significance was not related to the shape of the heart until the 14th century. The geometric shape can be seen in many earlier sources. Still, it usually depicts vegetation rather than nature: fig leaves in antiquity and ivy and water-lily leaves in medieval iconography and heraldry.
The 1250s are the first recorded depictions of a heart as a symbol of passionate love. It appears in a miniature in a manuscript of the French Roman de la poire, where it is used to decorate a capital ‘S.’ A kneeling lover (or, more correctly, a metaphor of the lover’s “sweet look” or douz regart) offers his heart to a damsel in distress in the miniature. According to medieval anatomical descriptions, the heart resembles a pine cone (placed “upside down,” with the point looking upward). However, what appears to be a heart form in this miniature is just the result of a lover’s finger overlaid on an object; the item’s actual shape contour is partially obscured and thus unknown. Furthermore, the manuscript’s French title, which includes the miniature, translates as “Novel Of The Pear” in English. As a result, the heart-shaped object would be a pear; however, the assumption that a pear depicts a heart is questionable. As a result, opinions dispute whether this is the first portrayal of a heart as a symbol of romantic love.
• Purity – 925 Silver Charm
• Size – 11/16″ x 5/8″
• Weight – 2.4 grams each
• Nickel & Lead-Free
• Jump Ring Included