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Eye miniatures or Lovers' eyes were Georgian mimiatures, normally watercolour on ivory, depicting the eye or eyes of a spouse, loved one or child. These were usually commissioned for sentimental reasons and were often worn as bracelets, brooches, pendants or rings with richly decorated frames, serving the same emotional need as lockets hiding portraits or locks of hair. This fad started in the late 1700s

Eye miniatures or Lovers' eyes were Georgian mimiatures, normally watercolour on ivory, depicting the eye or eyes of a spouse, loved one or child. These were usually commissioned for sentimental reasons and were often worn as bracelets, brooches, pendants or rings with richly decorated frames, serving the same emotional need as lockets hiding portraits or locks of hair. This fad started in the late 1700s

Bracelet surmounted with miniature in gold surround with drop pear & restrung with four strands of cultured pearls via (from the private collection of David and Nan Skier)

Bracelet surmounted with miniature in gold surround with drop pear & restrung with four strands of cultured pearls via (from the private collection of David and Nan Skier)

Gold navette-shaped brooch and pendant, ca. 1830. Collection of Dr. and Mrs. David Skier. #lookoflove #eyeminiatures #loverseye

Gold navette-shaped brooch and pendant, ca. 1830. Collection of Dr. and Mrs. David Skier. #lookoflove #eyeminiatures #loverseye

1830s Lover's eye miniature portrait brooch - "The most enigmatic and often elusive of jewels is the lover's eye or eye miniature....However, contrary to some beliefs, these eye miniatures also became tokens of affection between family and friends, and even became memorial pieces." Found via The Three Graces

1830s Lover's eye miniature portrait brooch - "The most enigmatic and often elusive of jewels is the lover's eye or eye miniature....However, contrary to some beliefs, these eye miniatures also became tokens of affection between family and friends, and even became memorial pieces." Found via The Three Graces

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