Lover’s Eye Brooch

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This special piece celebrates the truest of love: the Prince of Wales George IV and Maria Fitzherbert, a widowed commoner, who married in a secret ceremony and kept their devotion forever private.

 Lover's Eye History

Star-crossed lovers must occasionally hide their glances in the dark.

In 1785, a young woman named Maria Fitzherbert opened a parcel containing the miniature portrait of her beloved's gaze wrapped by pearls, awaiting her answer to his proposal. She accepted at last, in spite of her status as a widow and his as a prince, and within the year he held her own eye in a locket close to his heart. ⁠

The Lover's Eye swept Europe for the next century, fitted with precious jewels, honoring adored ones both living and long-past. ⁠

Our design is one of careful thought and intention, fashioned in a brooch or pendant. While some eye/skin colors are always available to order, in line with the tradition we've commissioned a local artist for custom orders so that you might truly bear your lover's gaze for all the world to see. 

Materials & Dimensions

Materials: Flash plated antiqued gold over brass, carnelian beads, cold-pressed cotton paper backing, czech black diamond crystal pavé, swivel clasp

Dimensions: 1.5” tall; 1.25” wide

Custom Order

*Custom orders are available to purchase at Fallen Aristocrat.