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  • The Romantic Story Behind 'The Heart of Yorkshire'

    February 02, 2022 1 min read

    The Romantic Story Behind 'The Heart of Yorkshire'

    A Romantic Legend

    Towering over the city of York, the central motif of the stunning Great West Window is an intricate heart design, carved by master masons eight hundred years ago.

    Over the centuries a romantic tradition has grown in the city that a couple who share a kiss under the West Window will enjoy lifelong love. 

    This Valentine's Day, become part of the local tradition by spoiling them with something from our Heart of Yorkshire(TM) jewellery collection.

    Heart of Yorkshire Abalone Pendant

    History of the Heart 

    Constructed nearly eight hundred years ago, the Great West Window of York Minster is a triumph of Medieval stained glass and stonework tracery.

    In the 1300's, the masons of York Minster completing the west window's heart-shaped traceries, must have been in awe at their creation.

    York Minster Heart of Yorkshire Window

    The Jewellery

    In 2016 we opened a new store in York, on the historic street of Low Petergate in the shadow of the cathedral. We became intrigued by the captivating window and the legend, and resolved to create a jewellery collection that reflected this local heritage. 

    The collection aims to recreate the iconic heart design in a choice of sterling silver, 9 carat gold, or 18 carat gold. You can view the collection online here.

    Heart of Yorkshire Jewellery