Would you believe if I told you that the symbol of love – the heart shape – has origins as far back as the Ice Age? The ancient Egyptians and Greeks regarded it as the centre of the soul and life. But it was not until the Middle Ages that it emerged as a symbol of sincerity, courage, purity, which was then perpetuated throughout the 1700s and 1800s in western culture. Here we look at the way the top brands at Baselworld, Switzerland have been inspired by love for 2016.
Even more minimalistic yet contemporary is Chopard’s Happy Hearts collection. The mobile diamonds is an iconic style that has been updated with open work, mother-of-pearl, black onyx and turquoise. Wear the pieces alone or create a set with bangles, bracelets, earrings or necklaces. www.chopard.com