One Eye Love

Emiliano Maggi for BOMBA

At the turn of the Eighteenth Century, when Rousseau’s simplicitas had already marked English costumes, many lovers used to hide between the folds of their clothes little eye shaped, pearl framed jewels, rare as great loves are. Worn at the revers, near the heart, or set in a bracelet’s clip, the Lover’s Eye represented the most significant trait, the mirror of the soul of the secretly beloved one, whose identity was to be known to none but one. As the story of the Lover’s Eye goes, the Prince of Wales, later George IV, and young widow Maria Fitzherbert were in love with each other and as a token of their love they exchanged the gift of the first little eye shaped jewel ever. But she was a Catholic and if the prince had married her he would have lost his right of accession. Their love was to remain secret, and the jewel they had exchanged as a gift was to remain hidden to all.

One Eye Love follows this tradition, giving the chance to offer or wear the emblem of one’s love. Each piece is handcrafted by the Artist himself, who miniature portrays the model eye of the loved one.
The jewels may be commissioned via emailing contact@cristinabomba.com
or at our Store in Rome.

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