"Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue: This theme has all four elements going for it and we found them in one beautiful love token—an actual coin—from Heavenly Vices, a U.S. Seated Liberty Dime minted in 1882. "
"For love token collectors, antique coins like this W with exquisitely applied letters are the most sought after of the tokens due to their beauty and rarity. Imagine a woman wearing this pendant to lunch with a friend, her face lighting up when asked about this pendant, explaining that it was a Mother’s Day gift, chosen to represent her loving and unique relationship with her family."
"What better way to honor the mother in your life than with this love token pendant; like a mother’s love, this antique engraved coin set in a modern diamond bezel is a timeless, enduring and absolutely unique treasure."
"Even in the darkest of times, we cling to hope and to love. The fear and isolation heightened our emotions, and made us long for normalcy; at the end of the day, for the lucky ones, life went on. And that for some that meant celebrating loves, losses, triumphs and tragedies, buying jewelry to remind them of their own resilience and that this too shall pass. "
"Jewelry tells a story about who we are: our loves, losses, triumphs, tragedies. When selecting one of our signature love token pendants, our customers connect with a story from the past on an emotional level, recreating its meaning to tell their own story, in a way that transcends time, place and sometimes even language."
"At this stage in the relationship, you should know your partner's likes and dislikes and the exact gift that will pull on her heart strings. 'This is a great time to get a monogram piece - make it meaningful,' suggest the Carbon and Hyde designers."
"Heavenly Vices' sterling silver Victorian love token in a 14K gold, diamond and ruby bezel love token harks back to a time when words of affection could not be openly expressed, one young lover was so determined to demonstrate his passion for his beloved, he commissioned this love token to be engraved Cupid on this 1885 British Three Pence host coin. As soon as we acquired this love token, we knew it needed to be contemporized with a new diamond bezel and accented by and the gemstone of romance – rubies – for the ultimate romantic gift this Valentine’s Day.”"
"In the Victorian ‘Language of Flowers’, tulips mean ‘declaration of love’ – an endearing message from a romantic partner. But I’d like to think this ring is one that we can purchase for ourselves. Possibly because I have been ogling it since it first appeared in my Instagram feed. This 14K gold engravable signet ring with beautifully wrought tulips can be inscribed with a name, saying, meaningful word or anything else the wearer believes would be significant to them. And, really what woman who has an affinity for tulips wouldn’t prefer them in gold, on her finger, where they will never wilt, but rather they will endure and can be worn and enjoyed for a long time to come."
"Heavenly Vices' Baby pendant features a, 22K yellow gold 1882 British Sovereign host coin, which was engraved and enameled most likely for a mother after the birth of her much loved baby boy. It has been set in a diamond bezel, is one-of-a-kind and would celebrate the same emotion today."
"'Darling' love token proves that everybody is a star for someone in their life. The antique love token is sterling silver and is modernized with a 14K yellow gold and diamond bezel setting. Of the possible history of this piece, designer Samantha Jackson says “I imagine someone commissioning this love token for a special occasion, to let their beloved know he or she is the center of their universe. In these challenging times, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love receiving this emblem of appreciation and adoration.”"
"I edited this Mother’s Day gift guide with a bunch of moms in mind, thinking about what they might want to hear on this pandemic-era occasion. The fact is, most of us moms just want to be told that we’re doing a good job. Dear Mama Acrostic charm in silver with diamonds, emerald, amethyst, and ruby in silver (the engraved coin is an 1891 U.S. Seated Liberty dime)."
"Jewelry designer Samantha Jackson, founder of reclaimed-and-revamped fine jewelry collection Heavenly Vices, has debuted a new retail endeavor, the Essential Jewelry Collective (EJC), with jewelry journalist Beth Bernstein. EJC corrals small, hard-to-find brands—Moritz Glick, Hannah G, Karen Karch, Grace Lee, KatKim, and Talon, among them—that are well-known to jewelry fans but may otherwise be under the radar."
"When we entered 2020, we were at the height of self-expression and individuality in jewelry and we are witnessing a return to initials and monograms for pendants. Heavenly Vices' one-of-a-kind love token of a $3 USD Indian Princess Coin, engraved with an M, circa 1865 with a modern diamond bezel and bale surrounding the coin."
"These literal movers and shakers are so much more than they initially appear. We’re talking hidden compartments, secret hinges, unexpected dimensions and transformative powers. 14K yellow gold spinner pendant with diamonds and two Victorian era coin love tokens."
"A woman can never have enough jewelry. Your grandma (a.k.a. Mimi) will cherish this love token by Heavenly Vices. This is a US Barber Dime, minted in the 1800s, featuring a wreath on the obverse (tails side of the coin) to create a beautiful frame for the engraving. "
"Samantha Jackson of Heavenly Vices has created the perfect signet ring. Based on a love token coin in sterling silver from the 19th century which was ground down in front to read ‘health & prosperity’, she re-imagined this universal good will saying and worked it into a ring with wheat sheaves in relief on the side. "
"Atlanta-based jewelry designer Samantha Jackson of Heavenly Vices — who is actively involved in the rescue of animals here in the U.S. — put three recast love tokens with diamonds bales from her collection up for auction: the appropriate “Lend A Hand,” “Love” and “Love One Another.” In total she raised $1,700, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to @wireswildliferescue to help wildlife impacted by the bushfires."
"Samantha Jackson of Heavenly Vices’ newest addition to the one-of-a-kind pieces in her love token collection pair two different love tokens together with a mechanism that allows you to spin the medallions around to see on both sides. "
"I don’t have a signet ring, and I want one from Heavenly Vices because, along with every editor I know, I’m a big fan. I also think this will come in handy in 2020—election year—and if I’m wearing this it’s a built-in apology for when the junkyard dog in me comes out."
"Samantha sets the original one-of-a-kinds in different styles of diamond and gemstone bezels and bales, adding a current feeling to the collection. Featured is a rare authentic one-of-a-kind love token engraved and enameled with forget-me-not flowers and set in a 14K yellow gold and white diamond bezel."
"And as much as your mom may say she doesn't want to open a box this year, there's nothing like a stunning piece of jewelry. Continue on to see and shop 22 gifts that'll have your mom smiling this holiday season."
"Just ahead is a curated edit of thoughtful gift ideas that'll not only help you cross off so many names from your shopping list but also earn you the title of best gift-giver this year — not that anyone is keeping track or anything."
"Samantha Jackson for Heavenly Vices has created signet rings inspired by the engravings on Victorian-era love tokens. The ‘Love’ signet ring is one of the first of Jackson’s original designs for her Reimagined Collection. Jackson’s rings are hand engraved and often reveal surprising touches such as these small gems with big meaning—the diamond for enduring love and ruby for passion in the scrolls of the design. "
"You can think of the pieces below as a sort of best of summer 2019 highlight reel, but looking ahead to next year, I think my edit, broken into five categories, contains all the key ingredients for a compelling summer 2020 lineup. These categories are perennially appealing to thalassophiles, and the jewels themselves are perfect for the chicest of summer outfits and beyond. "
"The Second Time Around creates a current vibe when emerging talents rework antique pieces with modern bezels for pendants and handmade shanks for rings. Samantha Jackson of Heavenly Vices frames one-of-a-kind love tokens, which were actual coins in different denominations in sterling silver, different karats of gold, ground down in the front to personalize and give as a token of friendship, familial or romantic love. "
"I would never wear something that said Mother or Mom or Mommy, but there’s something about Mama that feels cooler somehow; there’s a wink, but also a sweetness to the ideas below, making any of them a welcome Mother’s Day gift. Victorian love token inscribed “Mama” on German pfennig coin with 0.31 ct. t.w. diamond halo on a 16-inch chain in sterling silver."