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Chinese Valentine's Day Trend: Is Heart Jewelry Cool Again?

In an age when hoodies and puffer jackets qualify as high fashion, it was only a matter of time that we started to rethink date night dressing. The wide range of trends available means that we have more freedom than ever to reinterpret what a perfect V-Day outfit looks like. “People aren’t so serious about their look these days,” says Editorial Director Lauren Bradshaw. “In years past, we’ve maybe tried to play it cool on Valentine’s Day and thought it was cliché to wear pink or red, but now I think we should embrace it.” This time around, we’re leaning into the sentimentality of the holiday and diving headlong into a part of our jewelry box we thought we’d never revisit.

Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Black Onyx Butterfly Earstuds Pink Gold Van Cleef & Arpels Vintage Alhambra Black Onyx Butterfly Earstuds Pink Gold

In the early aughts, you were nobody if you didn’t have a  Knock off Van Cleef & Arpels Sweet Alhambra necklace. Ditto for a lack of butterfly clips in your hair. And though for 10 years we vowed to never let those pieces see the light of day, “we’re seeing a lot of trends from the early 2000s rise up again in fashion and I think pieces like the Cheap Van Cleef & Arpels clover necklace and Van Cleef butterfly earrings replica play into that,” says Bradshaw. “Think about how Gucci went so over the top with bees and all these quirky little things. There’s more room for whimsy in fashion.”

To make these pieces feel cool and modern, “layer multiple pendants with different textures and shapes,” suggests Senior Fine Fake Van Cleef Jewelry & Watch Merchandise Manager Trish Stevens. “Team them with an oversized sweatshirt or an edgy patent leather skirt for an unexpected date night look.” Click through above to see more new ways to wear your old favorite.

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