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Victorian Heart Padlock Locket

$1,250

Dating to the mid Victorian era, this ornately decorated gold padlock is fashioned in the shape of a heart with a locket back. The locket is now empty but it likely once held a lock of hair.

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), glass

  • Age

    c. 1850

  • Condition

    Very good - small score marks and a slight darkening to the clasp from a previous acid test (not done by us!)

  • Size

    1" x 5/8"

Victorian

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18371901

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.

RelatedHistory Lesson

HEARTS:The Symbol of Love

The double-clefted heart icon was born in the Middle Ages.

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.