The Ancient Celts associated the hazelnut with wisdom. To the Medieval mind, the nut with its three distinct parts - the husk, shell, and meat - was a symbol of the Holy Trinity. And in the modern day, to Oregonians such as us, it is the state nut of Oregon which grows 99% of the US hazelnut crop each year. This wonderful Victorian hazelnut locket is beautifully detailed and set with a single old European cut diamond. Comes in its original heart-shaped box.
14k gold (tests), .10ct old European cut diamond, new 14k gold chain
3/4" 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.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.