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Victorian Pearl, Diamond, and Enamel Garter Locket

$850

The Order of the Garter, founded by Edward III in 1348, is the oldest British Order of Chivalry. The Order consists of 25 members (the King and twenty-four knights), and honors those who have either held public office or served the country in some significant way. Their insignia is the garter, and owing to its link with this honorable crew, the motif was associated with loyalty, fidelity, and protection throughout the Victorian era.

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  • Materials

    14k yellow gold, blue enamel, seed pearls, rose cut diamonds.

  • Age

    c. 1860.

  • Condition

    Very good - four pearls are replacements.

  • Size

    2 1/8" long including the bail, 1 1/4" wide.

Victorian

Aboutthe

VictorianEra

18371901

RelatedHistory Lesson

Lockets:Magical, Medicinal, Memorial.

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