Recently Sold (VP154)

Rarities Antique Jewelry


Sorry, this item is Sold


Birks Beauty - Vintage Sterling Silver Engraved Locket. This wonderful locket is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked STERLING, and a makers mark B for Birks. The chain is 925 sterling silver, and marked ITALY. Featuring vintage styling, exquisite engraving, full hallmarks , and high quality craftsmanship.  The lovely locket is oval in shape, and exhibits pretty a pretty scroll pattern, and one singe flower, with an engraved border. The oval locket is crowned with an ornate bail, adding more detail and beauty to the piece. The back of the locket is plain and polished, and has its full hallmarks. The inside of the locket has its original silver frames, purple liners, and plastic covers, ready to be fitted with photos. The locket opens and closes well, and is in perfect working order, with a perfect snap sound when it is closed. The chain is a pretty rope design, which features a secure spring ring clasp. The entire piece has a perfect warm patina. The beautiful locket looks stunning when worn, truly a perfect gift for that someone special or wonderful addition to your own jewelry collection. 

Note: High quality locket, in excellent condition. 

History: The story of Bijoux Birks began four centuries ago, when the Birks family were master silversmiths in Sheffield, England. Though the brand’s roots lie deep in English craftsmanship, it truly came to life when Henry Birks opened a boutique in the heart of Montreal in 1879. His lifelong dream became a reality and grew into a magnificent fine jewellery legacy that is still thriving today. Inspired by a land with astounding natural beauty and unique joie de vivre, Birks became a treasured part of Canadian heritage. With incomparable quality and fine craftsmanship, Birks acquired a lasting place in the hearts of Canadians and is now an iconic Canadian brand that is cherished and distributed internationally. Birks is known to be the number 1 fine jewelry store in Canada. 

After the Company’s foundation by Henry Birks in Montreal in 1879, the next 125 years saw Birks grow from a small storefront to an iconic heritage brand, representing a legacy of Canadian luxury. Birks was purveyor to Kings and Queens, and designed jewellery for the likes of Princess Grace of Monaco and Princess Margaret. But that was only the beginning. 

Silver was first found in large amounts around 5000 BC, when prehistoric people dug the first copper mines. ... Large-scale silver mining had developed in Anatolia by 3000 BC. This was to meet the demand from the first ancient city states, which used the metal as a common medium of exchange.

The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. A piece of sterling silver dating from Henry II's reign was used as a standard in the Trial of the Pyx until it was deposited at the Royal Mint in 1843.


Measurements: Locket 42.00 mm x 26.00 mm    Chain: 18.25"

Weight: 12.80 grams

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: England: For Birks  Chain: Italy   Provenance: Canada 

Date: Circa 1940 

Stay in touch

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you. Email us at or call us at (780) 984-0073 and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have.