About Heavenly Vices

Heavenly Vices speaks to old souls who appreciate the past and revere the decadence and beauty of fine jewelry.  Inspired by  sentimental engraved coins called Love Tokens from the Victorian Era, the collection includes antique love tokens from the 19th century set in various customizable gemstone bezels, modern rings borne of common themes and motifs of the era, and castings of the most universal and whimsical love tokens in New Orleans born designer Samantha Jackson’s vast collection.

For the uninitiated, love tokens are actual coins in different denominations from different countries around the world in sterling silver, different karats of gold and copper which were ground down in the front to personalize and give as a token of friendship, familial or romantic love, and sometimes to communicate what is now a mysterious message.

Much like New Orleans, the charm and lore of love tokens have survived many years, and with the Heavenly Vices collection, their survival is ensured as new generations fall in love with these treasures again.

Blog posts

Don't Know Much About History

Don't Know Much About History

Sitting in a classroom, listening to a history lecture has never appealed to me one bit.  To me, it was like a bitter vegetable:  one which needed ...
A Look Back at March 2020

A Look Back at March 2020

Reflecting on my thoughts from the first week of shelter in place written on March 23rd when I wrote this post. I fear that we are now repeating th...
A New Spin on Love

A New Spin on Love

Describing a jewelry design as utilitarian may not sound like the greatest compliment one could bestow, but it is not without merit among contemp...