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Late 19th Century French Striped Locket


You know those blue-and-white striped French Breton mariner shirts? With 21 total stripes (a tribute to each one of Napoleon's victories) they were an easy way to detect the whereabouts of any unlucky French sailor who'd fallen overboard on the high seas. Every chic woman I know owns one. If that shirt was a locket, this would be it. Rope detailing, elegantly understated and wearable every day.


  • Materials

    18k gold (marked), new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1890

  • Condition


  • Size

    1 1/4" length including the bale, 7/8" width, 18" chain

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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.