Snaps

Snaps Snaps were an eighteenth-century earring fitting (1773) that allowed women whose ears were not pierced to clip earrings on. The earring styles of the day were so heavy that ear snaps usually featured a hook, that looped over the top of the ear, to provide...
Stanhope Jewelry

Stanhope Jewelry

Stanhope Jewelry A Carved Ivory Souvenir Needlecase Designed as an Umbrella with a Stanhope Lens in the Handle.Photo Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum Collection. A Stanhope is a miniature convex lens, binocular or monocular, that can be used to view tiny...