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Victorian Pearl Studded Heart Locket

$875

A late 19th century heart-shaped gold locket studded with seed pearls. We call this make of locket a “back and front,” meaning that the back and front are modeled in gold but the interior is base metal. A little bit of Victorian thrift - the luxe look without the accompanying luxe cost.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests) back and front, base metal interior, 13 seed pearls, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1" length including the bale, 5/8" width, 18" chain

Victorian

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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.

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HEARTS:The Symbol of Love

The double-clefted heart icon was born in the Middle Ages.

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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.

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Pearls:The World's Oldest Gemstone

Supernaturally powerful orbs.