The appeal of a locket is that the wearer can keep a memento close to their heart. Literally. A heart-shaped locket worn next to the heart surely amplifies that sentimentality. This late Victorian locket features convex heart-shaped glass panels in base metal fittings and can hold a photo, lock of hair, or scrap of a love letter inside the two glass lenses.
base metal, glass, new 14k gold chain
Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use
1 1/8" length including the bale, 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.