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Victorian Glass Heart Locket

$775

The appeal of a locket is that the wearer can keep a loved one's memento close to their heart. Literally. A heart-shaped locket worn next to the heart surely amplifies those sentimental vibes. This late Victorian locket features convex heart-shaped glass panels in gold fill fittings and can hold a photo, lock of hair, or scrap of a love letter inside the two glass lenses.

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  • Materials

    gold fill, glass, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - gold fill has worn away in a few places along the edges

  • Size

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

Victorian

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VictorianEra

18371901

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

HEARTS:The Symbol of Love

The double-clefted heart icon was born in the Middle Ages.

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.