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Memories - Victorian 9K Rose Gold Engraved Oval Locket. This antique locket pendant is crafted from 9K gold, tested. The chain is 14K rose gold fill, hallmarked.  Featuring Victorian era styling, exquisite engravings, and quality craftsmanship. The beautiful locket is oval in shape, displaying 'foliate engraved' detail. The attractive floral finely engraved marking are showcased on the front and the back of the surfaces. A vacant 'cartouche' is present to its front surface for the purpose of engraving one's name initials. There is a decorative swag surround to the lockets apical region, with a gold bale present, through which a chain can be pass, to be worn around the neck. A strong side hinge is present and the locket snaps shut perfectly. Red inserts and both frames are present inside the locket for the purpose of holding important memorabilia such as photos and keepsakes in place. A lovely Victorian era locket to be cherished for years to come.

Note: Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the value of antique jewelry. Value is based on rarity, desirability, gemstones, metals, and most importantly the craftsmanship. Therefore value is more-so object driven. 

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.  

Lockets evolved from ancient amulets to mementos... growing increasingly prominent by the 19th Century. European designs date back to the 16th Century, where small pendants were worn to ward off evil spirits. One of the earliest known examples of a locket with a picture in it is Queen Elizabeth I's ring

When Was Gold First Discovered? Dating back more than 5,000 years, when gold was first discovered – albeit usually in small quantities – attracted the eye of early man nearly everywhere. And unlike most metals, gold often appears in nature in its pure form so it need not be refined.


Measurements: Locket 32.00 mm x 17.00 mm    Chain 18" 

Weight: 4.60 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: England   

Date: Circa 1880

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