c.1790-1820: Georgian Eye Jewellery “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. V and A M
An exquisite Georgian-era rarity, this yellow gold ring features a pink sapphire in a delicately ornate design, accented by majestic old mine cut diamonds. Georgian or Georgian style, 14k gold, pink sapphire, diamond.