lovers' eye hairwork pin from 1853 Fascinating "Mourning Ring" with the eye to symbolize "out of sight" but not forgotten
Lover's Eye 19th century ring face : Lot 7
A gentleman’s brown eye painted in miniature on ivory, set in gold with black enamel and seed pearls. The combination of a black border and seed pearls (which can symbolize tears) marks this as a mourning brooch. ⅞” ⅝” Early 19th century.
Georgian Painted Lovers Eye Gold Brooch with Diamonds Garnets C 1800'S | eBay
Signet ring pyramidal.Lieu creation: Merovingian Gaul. Late 6th - early 7th century.
Heart-shaped gold ring with Hessnite garnet surround, ca. 1790. Collection of Dr. and Mrs. David Skier. #lookoflove #eyeminiatures #loverseye
Mourning brooch, 1754, England. It was not uncommon in Victorian times for bereaved relatives of the deceased to wear mourning jewelry containing locks of hair of their lost loved ones. With European examples dating as far back as the 15th century, the waves and patters created were often very intricate and added to the ornate appearance of the brooch, ring or necklace. These items of jewelry were worn as a memorial to the deceased and also as a reminder of our own mortality.