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Victorian Antique 9ct Gold Locket with Fern Motif, with Chain- c.1850

Victorian Antique 9ct Gold Locket with Fern Motif, with Chain- c.1850



This wonderful antique 9ct Gold locket is an absolute treasure! It was made during the times of Queen Victoria and has the most intricate fern and floral patterns embossed on both sides.

It comes complete with a new hallmarked 20" solid 9ct Gold chain so it's ready to wear and start enjoying straight away.

Extra attention to detail has been paid to the edges as well, with a lovely border pattern separating the front and back. It truly is an exquisite antique locket no matter which way you're looking at it, and its condition is absolutely remarkable too. The colour is a warm rosy-yellow and the slightly domed shape catches the light from all angles.

It's a great wearable size for every day, being big enough to be noticed and small enough not to get in the way of day to day activities.

In Victorian times fern hunting was an extremely popular past time, and ferns came to symbolize a lover's fascination and adoration. Jewellery with fern patterns were given as love tokens, and often as a gift to a bride on her wedding day.

It would make a beautiful and memorable romantic gift!

ERA:  Victorian (1837-1901)

MEASUREMENTS: The locket measures 24mm wide by 32mm long.  The chain is 20" or 50cm long.
Weight: 7.8g with chain

MATERIALS:  9ct Gold, base metal frames, and hinge for added strength and durability. Jump ring is 9ct Gold plated.

HALLMARKS:  None Present, tested as 9ct Gold back and front.

This antique 9ct Gold locket is absolutely lovely and offered in very good condition. The Gold has a beautiful warm tone to it and the engraving to the front and rear is of a phenomenal quality. There are no dents or pinholes to be seen anywhere on this locket although there is a small area on the central panel to the rear which has been lightly scratched, presumably where a previous owner or dealer has taken a sample to test the Gold for purity.  Fortunately, this isn't noticeable when the locket is being worn and could be camouflaged further if you wish by adding an initial or two at a later date. We've added a new solid 9ct Gold chain so it's ready to gift straight away.


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