The lily of the valley, sometimes known as the "ladder to heaven," is often seen adorning mourning jewelry from the Victorian period. This wonderful, large scale silver locket may or may not be associated with mourning, but it does feature a stunning lily of the valley rendered in green and white enamel.
sterling silver, enamel
2 3/8" length including the bale, 1 3/8" width
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.
Floriography allowed the Victorians to communicate their desires without saying anything at all.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.