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Victorian Heart Locket Necklace


This heart-shaped Victorian 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.


  • Materials

    Brass, glass, new 14k gold chain.

  • Age

    c. 1880.

  • Condition

    Very good.

  • Size

    1 1/2" length including the bale, 1 /18" at the widest point, 18" chain.





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.