Gold Lover's Eye Locket and Belcher Chain Necklace
Lover's Eye jewellery became popular in the Georgian period.
Affluent individuals would commission hand painted miniatures which were encased into precious pieces of jewellery worn as secret valentines to their lovers. Often only the possessor and the portrait subject would know of the existence.
We have created this fabulous necklace from an original Victorian Gold locket (with its original glass too). We have replaced the old fusty photograph with a fine copy of an original hand painted Georgian eye.
The locket hangs from an original 21" Victorian belcher chain with its original albert clasp.
This piece of unique Badger's Velvet jewellery really is magnificent.
Victorian rolled gold
Chain length 21" (54cm)
Bezel Diameter 1.5" (40mm ) approx
Eye diameter 1 ¼ " (3cm) approx