This heart-shaped Victorian ball locket dates to the late 19th century. The frame is fashioned in metal, and the panels are made of glass. The convex shape of the glass magnifies any image placed within the locket with a subtle fisheye effect.
base metal, glass, new 14k gold chain
1 1/4" length including the bale, 18" chain
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1837 — 1901
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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.