The Romantic Story Behind 'The Heart of Yorkshire'
February 02, 20221 min read
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.
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.
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.