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Georgian French Jet Locket/Brooch


French jet is a black glass that was developed in the Victorian era to be used as a substitute for natural jet in mourning jewelry. This mourning locket features a frame of rose cut French jet and twisted gold wire and can be worn as a brooch or a pendant. The reverse side is engraved: “R.G. Aged 36 died 16th April 1828”. Originally, the locket would have held a lock of hair but is now empty.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), French jet, glass, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    Dedicated in 1828

  • Condition

    Very good - would have originally held hair but is now empty

  • Size

    1 1/4" length including the bale, 1 1/8" diameter, 18" chain





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.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Lockets:Magical, Medicinal, Memorial.

It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.