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Victorian Love Knot Heart Locket

$1,100

A mid Victorian heart locket framed in heavy, twisted gold wire with an elaborate love knot at the top. The face of the locket holds an artfully mounted lock of hair tied with gold thread. The locket on the reverse side is empty, its heart-shaped frame can be gently lifted out to add your own photo or memento.

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  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), glass, hair, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1850

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1 1/8" length including the bale, 3/4" width, 18" chain

Victorian

Aboutthe

VictorianEra

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

Hair Jewelry:Worn in Remembrance

Jewelry made from hair allowed the bereaved to keep their loved one with them always.

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.