The name Mizpah means “watchtower” or “lookout” and is first mentioned in the Bible in Genesis 31:45–49. The Mizpah in this passage was located in Gilead, a mountainous region east of the Jordan River. As mentioned in the biblical story of Jacob and Laban, made a pile of stones marked an agreement between two people, with God as their watching witness here.
Since that time, the mizpah has come to connote an emotional bond between people who are separated (either physically or by death).
>The word mizpah is often used as the name for a cemetery and can often be found on headstones in cemeteries and on other memorials. The reason being, it is believed that the Lord watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.
>Mizpah jewellery is still worn as a token of love or friendship and became popular during the Victorian era.