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Victorian Oak Leaf Locketwith Black Enamel Starburst and Pearl


The oak is a common symbol of strength and endurance. Consider the mighty tree and the tiny acorn: even the greatest things come from tiny beginnings. Here, oak leaves decorate a 14k gold locket with a fancy bale. Made around 1870 with black enamel details and a pearl.


  • Materials

    14k gold, black enamel, pearl.

  • Age

    c. 1870

  • Condition

    Good. The lenses are long gone.

  • Stone

    1 1.4" including the bale, 7/8" diameter.





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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.