Lover's Eye Ring

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Price: 150$150.00
Member Price: 135$135.00
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Holiday Catalog
Description

A captivating and unique accessory, our fanciful 18K gold-plated ring re-imagines a "lover's eye," a type of portrait miniature that became popular in 18th-century Europe. Originally hand-painted on ivory, these delicate images were mounted in gold lockets, brooches, and bracelets that were given as intimate mementos of affection. The jewelry was likely meant to be admired by the recipient in private, portraying just the eye(s) to protect the lover's identity.

One such example in The Met collection is an American watercolor on ivory, ca. 1802, portraying the eye of Maria Miles Heyward by Edward Greene Malbone (1777–1807). Our unusual ring evokes this original work of art.

A captivating and unique accessory, our fanciful 18K gold-plated ring re-imagines a "lover's eye," a type of portrait miniature that became popular in 18th-century Europe. Originally hand-painted on ivory, these delicate images were mounted in gold lockets, brooches, and bracelets that were given as intimate mementos of affection. The jewelry was likely meant to be admired by the recipient in private, portraying just the eye(s) to protect the lover's identity.

One such example in The Met collection is an American watercolor on ivory, ca. 1802, portraying the eye of Maria Miles Heyward by Edward Greene Malbone (1777–1807). Our unusual ring evokes this original work of art.

Details
  • 18K gold plate
  • Glass dome
  • 7/8''W
  • Clean with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, clean cloth
  • Made in the USA with globally sourced materials
Shipping & Returns
Standard flat-rate shipping (3–5 days) $7.95
Expedited US shipping (2 days) $13.95 extra
Overnight shipping $22.95 extra

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If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with your order, you may return the merchandise within 180 days from the date of purchase. See our Returns page.