A Mid Victorian ring with an oval locket compartment. The original glass lens is intact, but its original contents (most likely plaited hair) are missing. Exquisitely made, the shoulders are decorated with a scrolled motif over a textured ground and the back is engraved with "JT 1845". We suggest brining this ring to a jeweler to open the locket and add your own photo or memento.
18k gold (tests), glass
Dedicated in 1845
Very good - reverse side of the head is engraved "JT 1845"; the locket would have held plaited hair originally but is now empty
7.25, can be resized; 8.7mm head, 2mm shank
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.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.