This is a marvellous Victorian 9ct Gold ivy leaf locket! Adorned in beautiful engravings, this is a stunning antique locket and an outstanding example of Victorian mourning jewellery.
The back of the leaf features an intricate woven hair design, indicating that this Victorian pendant held a very special place in someone's heart as a way to remember a loved one whom they'd lost. With the ivy leaf being a symbol of friendship, love and affection, this is a really sweet, not to mention highly collectable, piece that would make a great addition to your antique jewellery collection!
ERA: Early Victorian c.1837.
MEASUREMENTS: Locket measures 19mm x 16.5mm.
MATERIALS: 9ct Gold, Woven Hair.
HALLMARKS: Tested as 9ct Gold throughout, including Hasp and Jump Rings.
VERY GOOD. This Victorian 9ct Gold ivy leaf locket is so sweet and in very good condition! The leaf is beautifully engraved, and these engravings have remained crisp over time. The hair has kept a wonderful woven pattern, adding to her charm. There is some light surface wear around the Gold border of the locket back, but she has kept her Victorian lustre!