1842 Queen Victoria wearing sapphire jewelry by Franz Xavier Winterhalter Winterhalter painted two similar portraits of Queen Victoria in 1842, one of her wearing a small crown and this one where she also wears Order of the Garter regalia.
Lover's Eye, from a House of Ghosts: "A Lover's Eye was a miniature portrait depicting the eye of a spouse or loved one. Popular during the late Georgian period, many of these portraits were painted on ivory using watercolor paints and worn as bracelets, brooches, pendants or rings with elaborately decorated frames."
René Lalique - An Art Nouveau gold, enamel and pearl necklace, Paris, 1899-1900. Centred with a profile portrait of a woman. The unusually long chain is set with baroque pearls alternating with pierced gold motifs. Can also be worn as a brooch. 8.8cm long. Signed LALIQUE. #Lalique #ArtNouveau
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