one-of-a-kind symbolic lover’s eye is ornately hand-inscribed upon a sculptural, teardrop-shaped mother-of-pearl, by artist-jeweler Hannah Blount

This piece is part of artist-jeweler Hannah Blount’s Scrimshaw collection – a sailor’s technique born from late 18th-centuring whaling tradition, ink is applied to hand-etched material to reveal depictions of the sea, romance, lore, and longing for home. “Each Scrimshaw piece serves as a symbol of protection, resistance, and nostalgia.”

materials: mother-of-pearl, 14k gold, India ink, pendant measures appx 0.8 x 0.6 inches, oxidized sterling silver 28″ chain

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About the Artist

The daughter of a fisherman and a seamstress, Hannah was raised in the tradition of hand skills, hard work, and dedication. In their weathered island home, she and her six siblings learned how to entertain themselves amidst the chaos that comes with such a large family. Her fine jewelry encompasses an organic and refined aesthetic. Hannah currently works out of her studio in New York, and sells her jewelry in various boutiques and galleries across the country