This charming antique gold gilt (gold gilded sterling silver) locket is engraved with a different pattern on each side so can be worn with either side facing and it has 2 photos of adorable Victorian girls inside.
One side is decorated in a floral pattern with a pansy and ferns- to the Victorians the pansy meant "think of me" and ferns symbolised sincerity and loyalty. The other side is engraved in flourishes with a pyramid shaped cartouche at the bottom to accommodate monogrammed initials.
The locket is a lovely subtle shade of pale gold that you see in antique gold plated silver jewellery and it opens from the side and shuts with a solid snap. There is a single picture frame inside and 2 black and white photos. The locket is nice and puffy and fairly deep inside so it has room for other tiny keepsakes if you wanted to replace the photos.
We have added a complimentary Italian 18" (46cm) gold plated sterling silver Belcher chain, so this lovely Victorian locket is ready to wear right out of the box!
MATERIALS: gold gilt (gold plated sterling silver), acid tested
MEASUREMENTS: locket 1-1/4" (3.5cm) tall, 1" wide (2.6cm), 9mm deep
DATE: circa 1880, Victorian
WEIGHT: 8.6 grams
HALLMARKS: locket none, chain '925'
CONDITION: The locket is very good antique condition with some light wear and faint surface scratches as expected in a piece this age. The gold gilding is pretty much intact and it opens easily and snaps tightly shut. Please see the photos. The chain is new and it is a brighter gold than the locket but it will tone down with wear.
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