This stunning antique Victorian locket was made during the 1800's from bright and beautiful 9ct Yellow Gold back and front, and has the prettiest details!
As you can see it has a beautiful oval shape with an attractive scalloped edge, and fine hand-chased engraving on both sides. The front displays a detailed garland of flowers with a blank shield-shaped cartouche, whilst the back features a single ivy leaf, a prominent symbol in Victorian jewellery.
Ivy leaves were used in Victorian times to represent romantic love, fidelity and marriage, so it's likely this was once a treasured and sentimental keepsake. Inside there are two locks of hair; one brown and one blonde. (We think it only adds to the beauty and sentimentality of the locket, but please let us know if you prefer to receive it without the antique hair-work and we will do this for you at no additional charge!)
It's a fairly heavy weight locket for its size which gives a lovely feeling of quality and permanence to this piece.
Full of typical Victorian stylistic motifs and craftsmanship such as its scalloped edge and intricate hand-chased design, it would make a gorgeous and thoughtful gift.
The chain here is not included but one can be added at the checkout if required. Please get in touch if you'd like more information.
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901)
MEASUREMENTS: Locket measures 32mm tall by 27mm wide excluding the jump ring.
MATERIALS: 9ct Gold back and front, base metal hinge and inner frames for added strength and durability.
HALLMARKS: None. Tested as 9ct Gold back and front.
This 9ct Gold Victorian locket is in absolutely sublime condition for its age. The Gold is highly polished and beautifully shiny, with no dents damage dings of pin-holes. The engraving is really a thing of beauty, not only in that it's so detailed but it's just as beautiful today as it would have been when they first made it over a century ago! The hinge is sturdy and the locket shuts tight with a firm "click". Both of the original fitted frames are intact with no chips or scratches to the glass, and they stay securely fitted. It's very rare to find Gold lockets of this age in such great condition and this one has clearly been well cared for, and should be worn with pride!
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