A seemingly plain Victorian signet ring modeled in gold with worn foliate engraving around the head and shoulders. But looks can be deceiving! This ring is actually a locket with wonderfully ornate rendering of a Jesus and the Virgin Mary sequestered within.
10k gold (tests)
Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use; engraving around the head and shoulders is quite worn
8, can be resized; 1.53cm x 1.16cm head, 3mm shank
1837 — 1901
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.