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Crystallized Love

Baccarat's B Mine Jewelry Collection

Baccarat's Baby Coeur necklace
Baccarat's Baby Coeur necklace, in yellow

Flowers and chocolates are nice, but to really set hearts aflutter, we’d go with something a bit more…sparkly. The new Baby Coeur necklace from Baccarat captures the feeling of love perfectly with a single, exquisite full-lead crystal heart that hangs on a delicate silver or gold chain. Sweet yet sophisticated, the necklace is part of Baccarat’s B Mine jewelry collection, which also features a version with smaller heart pendants, one crystal and one silver, dangling side by side.

B Mine necklace with crystal and sterling silver heart pendants
B Mine necklace with crystal and sterling silver heart pendants, available at, $180

The heart is just one of the “icon” symbols in this year-old collection. For the 2003 opening of Maison Baccarat in Paris, a surrealistic crystal palace designed by Philippe Starck, Baccarat created a series of silver charms for sale on a permanent yet exclusive basis. Along with the heart, other symbols include the letter “b” (for Baccarat, of course) and the clochette, a bell-like element used in traditional Baccarat lighting. The B Mine collection joins those charms together with their crystal counterparts for a playfully elegant line of jewelry.

Baccarat crystal is generally found on tabletops in the form of ornate stemware, or hanging from the ceiling as a magnificent chandelier. That’s why we love the idea of wearing a Baccarat crystal as jewelry — it’s stealthily luxurious and completely original. Bestow the object of your affection with one of Baccarat’s heart necklaces, and you’ll be hearing, “c’est l’amour.”

Reviewed by Emily Tsay

Baby Coeur necklace in yellow, available at Baccarat, $625. For more information, visit

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