This Silver oval locket with a "Prince of Wales" chain certainly entices you in wanting you to open it up and see what secrets lie within!
Structurally it is safe and robust and has stood the test of time, holding on to it's silver beauty magnificently. The locket has two sides and can be worn either way, both sides adorned with a gorgeous wreath towards the rim.
Once inside the locket there is a charming portrait of a handsome young man, and a blank space on the right hand side, ready for you to put a photograph of that special someone in.
It would make a lovely present and can be very easily engraved with a message or a name of a loved one to remember forever. An utterly romantic gesture!
ERA: Late 19th Century c.1900s
MEASUREMENTS: Weight: 34.0g
The locket length is 42mm by 30mm wide, including the bale is 50mm and including the bolt-ring, bale and the locket it measures 58mm long.
The "Prince of Wales" chain is 18 inches long.
HALLMARKS: None present, tested as Sterling Silver
VERY GOOD: This late 19th century Silver oval locket is in great shape. The Silver "Prince of Wales" chain is in perfect formation and looks like it will be twisting round forever more. The clasps in the bolt-ring and the chain are functioning smoothly adding to the security of the Silver locket staying in just the right place. The Silver is lovely and smooth. The locket itself opens and closes perfectly. There's slight distortion on both sides only showing natural wear, but this is barely noticeable. Also when opened there is a minor imperfection in the bottom left part of the glass frame. This isn't unusual for the age of this locket and we feel only adds more charm and mystery about it's past owners!