There's a beautifully preserved lock of hair underneath the glass in this phenomenal heart-shaped locket ring, but don't let your thoughts go to the macabre. This was a token of love/affection from J&A FP to W.P. in the year 1828. The ring features elaborate repoussé work along its shoulders and locket face (see the tiny shell at the center?). Near immaculate antique condition.
14k gold (tests), glass, hair
dedicated in 1828
8.5, cannot be resized; 8.7mm head, 2.4mm shank
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.