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.
gold fill, glass, new 14k gold chain
Very good - gold fill has worn away in a few places along the edges
1 1/4" length including the bale, 7/8" width, 18" chain
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.
The double-clefted heart icon was born in the Middle Ages.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.