An early 20th century locket made in rose gold and platinum, the restrained, geometric design presages the Art Deco period to come. The locket compartments were designed to hold photos, but they have a fair amount of depth and could easily accommodate larger mementos. The reverse side is engraved “JPW.”
14k rose gold (tests), platinum (tests), glass lenses
1 3/8" length including the bale
1900 — 1910
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.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.