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Victorian “Semper Eadem” Monogram Locket


A beautiful, high quality mid Victorian locket fashioned in gold, both sides identically engraved with initials “GM” or “MG” within a quatrefoil surround. The interior holds a locket compartment on one side and the phrase “Semper Eadem” on the other. Semper Eadem translates from Latin as “Always the same” and it just so happens to have been Queen Elizabeth I's personal motto.


  • Materials

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

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1 1/8" length including the bale, 7/8" width, 18" chain





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

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.