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Early Victorian Heart Locket & Watch Key Necklace


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.


  • Materials

    heart locket, key and split ring are 10k gold (all test), turquoise cabochon, glass lens, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1850

  • Condition

    Very good - tip of the watch key is a little damaged but in theory it could still wind a watch

  • Size

    heart and key are both 5/8" long including their bales, 5/8" diameter split ring, 18" chain

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please note:Terms of Sale

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.

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HEARTS:The Symbol of Love

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