This is a magnificent Victorian repoussé Gold belt motif locket. There is so much beauty to absorb from this piece, from gorgeous embossed detailing on its 9ct front and back, to a stunning repoussé border!
The locket is saturated with a luxurious buttery Gold hue, and has a belt motif on its front. The belt motif is a 19th Century favourite, renowned for its sentimental symbolism as an ode to the unbreakable strength of memory- often used in mourning jewellery as a way to symbolise eternal love for a lost one.
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901).
MEASUREMENTS: Locket is 43.5mm long including bale.
Locket itself measures 36.5mm long x 26mm wide.
Locket is 8.5mm deep.
MATERIALS: 9ct Gold back & front, 9ct Gold cased over Metal, Glass.
HALLMARKS: Tests as 9ct Gold back & front, with 9ct Gold cased repoussé border & bale over Metal.
VERY GOOD. This Victorian repoussé Gold belt motif locket is in very good condition! The locket has kept its shape incredibly well and its wonderful detailing has remained intact. The repoussé border does show some slight signs of wear but considering her age she is incredible!
The ornate bale will allow you to attach this gorgeous locket onto a Gold chain, and place centre stage for all to see! There is space for one photo inside this locket, which will remain safely stowed behind its glass panel for decades to come.