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The secret history of 'lover's eyes'  In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy British and European lovers exchanged “eye miniatures” — love tokens so clandestine that even now, in the majority of cases, it is impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict.  Experts believe that there are fewer than 1,000 “lover’s eyes” in existence today.   Apparently, they were meant to be worn inside the lapel, near the heart.

The secret history of 'lover's eyes' In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy British and European lovers exchanged “eye miniatures” — love tokens so clandestine that even now, in the majority of cases, it is impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict. Experts believe that there are fewer than 1,000 “lover’s eyes” in existence today. Apparently, they were meant to be worn inside the lapel, near the heart.

Victorian Pearl Locket w Miniature Lover's Eye Painted in 2012. $300.00, via Etsy.

Victorian Pearl Locket w Miniature Lover's Eye Painted in 2012. $300.00, via Etsy.

16th century gold, ruby, emerald, pearl and enameled Love Bird pendant, c. 1550. The words upon it read, 'Love is Comfort'.

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Memorial ring (Memento Mori ring) dating from the 17th century, commemorating King Charles.

Memorial ring (Memento Mori ring) dating from the 17th century, commemorating King Charles.

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