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.
Bulgari gives the enduring symbol a contemporary twist in the Bvlgari-Bvlgari Cuore collection, which comes in pink gold, mother-of-pearl and pavé versions. Our favourite will have to be the ring with a flippable heart featuring the logo on one side and pavé diamond on another. www.bulgari.com