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.
Brass, glass, new 14k gold chain.
1 1/2" length including the bale, 1 /18" at the widest point, 18" chain.
1837 — 1901
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.