Contrary to popular opinion, the two in the picture were not lovers; the soldier was jubilantly planting kisses on women in Times Square Read more at http://all-that-is-interesting.com/the-ten-most-iconic-photos-of-the-1940s/2/#5U81jBSeDgf1bjMQ.99
Lover's eye Circa 1800 An enigmatic enamel eye in the overall eye shape referred to as a shuttle shape, used only for a few years around 1790-1800 or a touch later. The enameled eye is surrounded by a row of pearls. It measures 1 1/16 inches long by 9/16 inches high, so is quite petite. It is set into rose gold. The eye is blue, with tiny lashes and detail down to the corner of the eye, and lifelike skin and all. A touch naïve and so personal.
AN EXQUISITE COLOURED DIAMOND, ROCK CRYSTAL AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL CLIP BROOCH, BY WALLACE CHAN – Photo c/o Christie’s Designed as a butterfly, the body set with marquise, pear and heart shaped diamonds, to the butterfly specimen wings encased in carved rock crystal with mother-of-pearl back, enhanced by brilliant-cut colourless to yellow diamond trim and accents, mounted in titanium, 6.3 x 6 cm Signed Wallace for Wallace Chan