• Antique Victorian 9ct Gold Turquoise Enamel Locket
  • Antique Victorian 9ct Gold Turquoise Enamel Locket
  • Antique Victorian 9ct Gold Turquoise Enamel Locket
  • Antique Victorian 9ct Gold Turquoise Enamel Locket
  • Antique Victorian 9ct Gold Turquoise Enamel Locket
  • Antique Victorian 9ct Gold Turquoise Enamel Locket

Antique Victorian 9ct Gold Turquoise Enamel Locket

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Details

Antique Victorian 9ct gold locket featuring delicate scroll and floral etching on the front and back. The front of the locket is decorated with turquoise enamel and opens to reveal two compartments for a photograph or keepsake. One side of the locket has the original hair. The locket can be worn on either side as they are both very decorative.

 

The Locket is perhaps the most mysterious and alluring pieces of jewellery. Only the wearer knows what secrets lie within the locket. It has to be the ultimate love token. During the Victorian era, young Victorian women would hide a picture of a man they admired, if the man offered up a lock of hair a marriage proposal usually would follow. Lockets were considered a statement of an intention to marry.

MEASUREMENTS

The locket measures 2.0cm  / 0.8" in length and 1.4cms / 0.5" in width. The locket hangs from a new 45cm / 18" 9ct gold chain.

CONDITION
Good - The piece has been repaired at the top of the enamel.
HALLMARKS

None, tested 9ct.

DATE & ORIGIN

Victorian, 1837-1901, British.

WEIGHT
3.8g
SKU

6160

 

 

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