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    Georgian Eye Jewellery, c.1790-1820 | Retronaut “Eye miniatures came into fashion at the end of the 18th century. In France, where eye miniature seems to have originated, the eye as symbol of watchfulness was adopted by the state police for buckles and belts. In Britain it had a role as a love token, with some eye miniatures glistening with a trompe-l’oeil tear, or a diamond set to imitate a tear. ” - Victoria and Albert Museum

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    Vintage Tear Drop. Georgian Eye Jewelry c.1790-1820

  • Sharp Stick

    Georgian or Lover's Eye with teardrops, i love eye miniatures

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Georgian Eye Jewellery, c.1790-1820 | Retronaut

Lover's Eyes: hand-painted portraits on ivory which were popular in England between the 1780s and 1830s. usually a literal portrait of a lover's eye, could be worn while keeping your lover's identity secret. the "single eye also symbolized the watchful gaze of a jealous partner, who feared that his or her lover might stray."

Lover’s Eyes, ca. 1840. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Dale T. Johnson Fund, 1999 (1999.313)

Georgian lover’s eye brooch, circa 1830. I will never get tired of these. I would love to own one, and to exchange new ones with my closest friends. No one does that kind of needlessly romantic sort of thing anymore.

lover's eye ring. I find this so different and fun. Would love to own.