This gorgeous large-scale locket is fashioned in subtle rose gold with an ornate bale and lustrous seed pearl frame. The face of the locket is set with a beveled glass lens, and the reverse features a hinged glass locket panel. We've added a heavy, long Victorian rose gold cable chain to complete the period look.
10k rose gold (tests), seed pearls, 9k chain
Locket c. 1840, chain c. 1900
2 1/8" length including the decorative bale,1 5/8" diameter, 30" chain
1837 — 1901
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.