In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy British and European lovers exchanged ‘eye miniatures…love tokens so clandestine that even now it is almost impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict. They were meant to be worn inside the lapel, near the heart.
The Scroll Cambridge Emerald Brooch, part of the Personal Jewel Collection of Queen Elizabeth II. It is composed of platinum and diamonds, and features two of the Cambridge Emeralds. The brooch and its drop were originally crafted in 1911 as part of the Delhi Durbar Stomacher, but can be detached and worn separately.