Heavenly VicesAbout the designer
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, castings of the most universal and whimsical love tokens in New Orleans born designer Samantha Jackson’s vast collection and her most recent collection of combination locks combining inventions, talismans and symbols from the Victorian Era.
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.