A rectangular locket made in gold with classic Georgian foliate decoration rendered in high relief. Originally, this locket held hair but it's now empty and ready to house new photos or mementos. (It takes a little doing, but with patience and a pin or something similar, the glass lens can be removed without the help of a jeweler).
14k gold (tests), glass lenses, new 14k gold chain
1 1/8" length including the decorative bale, 7/8" width, 18" chain
1714 — 1837
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.