Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Lover's Eye

I have long been fascinated by Victorian "lover's eye" jewelry.  In the 1800's there was a trend that lasted a short while of wearing tiny paintings of the eye of one's lover in a piece of jewelry.  They were often framed by gems, or in a simple gold frame.  As part of the current show at Edgewood Gallery in Syracuse, I made a small collection inspired by these antique pieces.  The collection includes rings, pendants, earrings, and a brooch.
Many of these pieces are still available at Edgewood Gallery and the link is to the right.  Stop in for a look if you have the chance!