A Love for the Ages
Celebrate your love with a token from the heart.
Choose from a selection of sentimental jewelry, spanning over 500 years, to commemorate your everlasting devotion.
The +/- motif of these "Qu'Hier Que Demain" rings was introduced in French jewelry in the late 19th century and became the ultimate expression of true love.
The + ring, engraved "qu'hier" on the back, and - ring, engraved "que demain" on the back, together declare "I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow."
The complete line, written by early 1900s French poet Rosemonde Gérard, is "Car, vois-tu, chaque jour je t'aime d'avantage, Aujourd'hui plus qu'hier et bien moins que demain," which translates to, "For, you see, each day I love you more, Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow."
This exquisite bracelet features bright guilloché enamel panels depicting classic symbols of love.
Collectively known as a Love Trophy: Cupid's quiver of arrows and the hymeneal torch (named after Hymen, the Greek goddess of marriage) are fastened with a ribbon bow, tying two people together.
This perennial bouquet is rendered in fine micromosaic work.
The term micromosaic is used to describe mosaic made of tiny glass pieces, some so fine they will use as many as five thousand pieces of glass per square inch.
The interest in classical archaeology and discoveries of ancient sites in the late 18th and early 19th century triggered a fashion in jewelry. Although many images depict classical mythology and scenery, others represented romantic and symbolic themes.
Posy rings derived their name from “poesy” (poetry) and were engraved with inscriptions expressing love and affection.
These devotional rings were fashionable from the 13th to 17th centuries and most commonly inscribed in either French or Latin, languages commonly used by the elite throughout medieval Europe.
One of these rings expresses "Daurant ma Vie" (all my life), while other commonly used phrases were "forget not who loveth thee" and "a loving wife a happy life"