Dating to the early to mid Victorian era, this tiny heart locket and itty bitty watch key are paired together on a decorative gold split ring. These ornate miniatures may not have always been a set, but they do look pretty cute together and the message they suggest - the key to my heart - is undeniably sweet.
heart locket, key and split ring are 10k gold (all test), turquoise cabochon, glass lens, new 14k gold chain
Very good - tip of the watch key is a little damaged but in theory it could still wind a watch
heart and key are both 5/8" long including their bales, 5/8" diameter split ring, 18" chain
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1837 — 1901
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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.
The double-clefted heart icon was born in the Middle Ages.