Lovers Eye Edwardian Pearl Locket Multi-Colored Moonstone Necklace - Elonora Lover’s Eye Necklace
I have been collecting antique silver lockets and mourning lockets for quite some time for their unique beauty and charming history. Because so many of them originated in Europe during the 1800’s, they are not as abundantly found here in the US. Additionally, I have recently been very enamored by what is commonly know as “Lover’s Eye” or miniature eye portraits. My fascination began when I found a slide bracelet that integrated several of the “Lover’s Eyes” into the design. As much as I loved the bracelet, the cost was truly astronomical and I passed on the opportunity to be the new owner. Antique “Lover’s Eye” lockets are quite expensive, ranging in the thousands of dollars for one. The history of how these came to be fashionable is not only very interesting, but endearing. Here is a link to my blog where the history of the “Lover’s Eye” is detailed - http://karensugarmandesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/look-of-love.html Rather serendipitously, I came across a very talented artist who was willing to collaborate with me on incorporating new “Lover’s Eye” paintings into some of my antique lockets. The Elonora Necklace is the third result of that collaboration. As you can see, the beautiful eye is painted in a style to resemble the antiquity of its older counterparts. The beautiful Edwardian pearl locket, encircled with natural light gray pearls, is the perfect frame to showcase the very talented beauty of the eye art. However, there is a very unique surprise on the other side - a diminutive heart in 24k gold vermeil, floating in a sea of minuscule citrines. From the back side, you can also see the artist’s signature and date. The necklace is composed of gorgeous multi-colored moonstone beads in shades of whites, grays and muted tangerine interspersed with gray/taupe pearls flanking gold vermeil accents hand-coiled in argentium silver stationed along the chain. This one of a kind design is certain to be a conversation starter.
Size: 28.5” long / 3.125” drop / 1.17” diameter