As you can tell from this new necklace, I’ve been intrigued with Lover’s Eye miniatures for years. Supposedly they originated when the Prince of Wales (who ended up George IV) sent one to the woman he was infatuated with and wanted to marry. Nomatter that she was a twice widowed Catholic six years his senior! She initially fled from him, but he sent her a lover’s eye miniature and that gesture supposedly turned the tide. They did marry in the end.