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Extraordinary Sentiment - Victorian 9K Rose Gold Engraved Shield Locket. This wonderful back & front locket is crafted from 9K rose and yellow gold with some metal parts for strength and durability (a characteristic of Victorian and Edwardian lockets). Featuring exquisite detail, Victorian styling and quality gold-work. The work on this locket is absolutely beautiful. The central front portion of the locket showcases deep chased Forget-Me-knot flowers and an Ivy Leaf in an all over design and blank car-touche. The border is polished with a lovely smooth feel. The back of the locket is just as pretty with hand-chased morning glory flowers, an ivy leaf and scroll design. There was much symbolism contained within lockets of this era. The Forget-Me-Knot flowers symbolizes remembrance/true love. Ivy Leaf pattern symbolizes Fidelity, faithfulness, undying affection and marriage. The Morning Glory flower symbolizes Resurrection, mourning, youth, farewell, brevity of life, departure, mortality. The hand-chased designs are a light pink rose gold on a mellow yellow gold background, which shows off the designs very nicely. This large size and elaborate shield shape is rare. The inside contains both brass frames, both plastic photo protectors, and an original photo of a Victorian gentleman. The locket has a rich shiny finish and opens and closes well. The bale is simple and solid, strong enough for suspending the large locket. The locket has been matched up to a 14K rose gold filled chain, which looks perfect with the pendant. This Victorian era locket is a very special piece to be cherished and enjoyed for many years to come.
Note: In history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from June the 20th 1837 until her death on the 22nd of January 1901.
Comments: Extraordinary engravings, rare shape and design.
Measurements: Locket (including bale) 47.00 mm x 26.00 Chain 18"
Weight: 9.30 grams
Condition: Excellent Note: Very Fine Condition.
Date: Circa 1880