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
Georgian settings were always made to accommodate the stones, not the other way around. So no two Georgian engagement rings are ever alike. Learn more about rings made and worn during the time of Marie Antoinette.
"Georgian" Garnet Earrings. Delightful, dusky mid-nineteenth century ear drops glisten and glow with flat, foil-backed wine red garnets arrayed in a classic flower design. Dark and romantic antique jewels equally alluring by daylight and candlelight
AN EXQUISITE PAIR OF GEORGIAN DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS Each drop-shaped pendant centering upon an independent pear-shaped diamond, within an old mine-cut diamond frame, suspended by a diamond collet from a similarly-set surmount, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1800, with later findings, in a red leather case