Brown Eye Necklace - wearable art / 20k moon gold / painting / miniature / portrait / lover's eye / historical / 18th century / 19th century

$135.00

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Item details

Handmade

Material

Glass, Gold, Rose gold, White gold, Wood

Dimensions

Pendant height: 32 Millimeters; Pendant width: 32 Millimeters

The piece was inspired by "lover's eye" jewelry.
"...the original purpose of this unique jewelry was to keep the lover’s identity a secret. Eventually this form of jewelry was made as a keepsake for any loved one whether in a secret relationship or not. In fact, sometimes jewels were made with representations of all of one’s family members’ eyes. Mourning eye jewels were also made to memorialize a departed loved one..."

"...this form of jewelry was popular in the courts and in wealthy circles in England, Russia, France and to a very small extent in the United States from about 1785 through the 1820s. Today original “lover’s eyes” jewelry pieces are a very valuable collectible because of their scarcity and the romantic sentiment behind them."

(source: http://farlang.com/lovers-eye-jewels)

If you wish to commission a loved one's eye or your own eye to give to a lover please message me.

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The artwork on this pendant was formed directly on the back of the glass dome out of glass paints, and water gilding 20k moon gold leaf and 13.25k white gold leaf. It is in a wood frame with a stainless steel chain that has a clasp.
The piece was inspired by "lover's eye" jewelry.
"...the original purpose of this unique jewelry was to keep the lover’s identity a secret. Eventually this form of jewelry was made as a keepsake for any loved one whether in a secret relationship or not. In fact, sometimes jewels were made with representations of all of one’s family members’ eyes. Mourning eye jewels were also made to memorialize a departed loved one..."

"...this form of jewelry was popular in the courts and in wealthy circles in England, Russia, France and to a very small extent in the United States from about 1785 through the 1820s. Today original “lover’s eyes” jewelry pieces are a very valuable collectible because of their scarcity and the romantic sentiment behind them."

(source: http://farlang.com/lovers-eye-jewels)

If you wish to commission a loved one's eye or your own eye to give to a lover please message me.

************************************************************************************************************
The artwork on this pendant was formed directly on the back of the glass dome out of glass paints, and water gilding 20k moon gold leaf and 13.25k white gold leaf. It is in a wood frame with a stainless steel chain that has a clasp.

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Rae Swon

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