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.
Instantly recognisable, Cartier’s Love and Trinity collections are firm favourites on a jewellery enthusiast’s list. The former offers a strong silhouette and clean lines, while the latter plays up the traditional ring design with entwined bands. Eternal or inseparable? Your choice. www.cartier.com