Large in scale, hefty in weight and exquisite in craftsmanship, this Victorian locket is modeled in the shape of an elaborate love knot (note the cleft heart shape at the base). Twin arcs of robin's egg blue turquoise adorn the front and the reverse side holds a locket with a loosely braided lock of hair.
14k gold (tests), turquoise cabochons, glass, hair
Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use
1 5/8" length including the bale, 1" width, 16g weight
1837 — 1901
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.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.