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Georgian “L'Amitié Est Mon Desir” Necklace

$2,500

An exquisitely sentimental necklace with four Georgian pendant lockets. Each locket features a white enamel oval with a single French word over a ground of hair. The progression reads "L'AmitiéEst Mon Desir" or "Friendship is My Desire". These c. 1820 lockets were added to a Victorian chain at some point to make this wonderful necklace.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), 9k chain (marked), glass, hair, enamel

  • Age

    c. 1820 lockets, c. 1880 chain

  • Condition

    Excellent - the lockets were added to a newer (but still old chain) at some point in time

  • Size

    5/8 x 1/2" lockets, 16" chain

Georgian

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17141837

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

Hair Jewelry:Worn in Remembrance

Jewelry made from hair allowed the bereaved to keep their loved one with them always.