Recently Sold (VICP101)

Rarities Antique Jewelry


Sorry, this item is Sold


Victoriana - Victorian 9K Rose Gold Paste Locket Pendant & Paste & Seed Pearl Slide Chain. This equisite locket is crafted from 9K rose gold, hallmarked 9ct , BACK & FRONT stamp on the back of the locket. The chain is crafted from rose gold fill, which is 1/20 gold. Featuring 3 sapphire blue antique cut paste gemstones, 6 clear antique cut paste gemstones, 4 simulated seed pearls, victorian styling,  and quality craftsmanship. This gorgeous locket exhibits a beautiful rose gold color, with a polished finish, and a star-set jeweled centre. The back of the locket is polished, and the bail looks to be original to the piece. The locket opens and closes well, and has its original frames and sapphire blue velvet liners. The chain is a Belcher style, and is complete with its beautifully shield shaped slide. The slide is set with sapphire blue paste and beautiful silvery grey seed pearls. Slide chains were originally used for pocket or pendant watches, however they are used today as necklaces to hang a locket or any of your favourite pendants. They can be worn long or doubled up for a stunning layered look. This Victorian era necklace would make an amazing gift for that special someone or addition to any fine jewelry collection.

Comments: Stunning piece of jewelry, which has so much versatility. 

History: Paste jewellery is a special type of flint glass that emulates a number of gemstones. The origins of Paste jewellery date back to the mid-18th century, to a jeweller named Georges Frederic Stras, who worked as a jeweller to the king when he moved from Strasbourg to Paris in 1724.

Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewellery was considered the ultimate status symbol. So precious were the spherical gems that in the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar passed a law limiting the wearing of pearls only to the ruling classes.

Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.

Rose gold was first used in early 19th century Russia by the famed jeweler Carl Faberge in his famous Faberge Eggs, as was known as Russian Gold. Rose gold later gained popularity in the United States during the lavish and feminine 1920's, and was worn in engagement rings and fine jewelry.

In the Middle Ages lockets were worn by men and women. European designs for lockets appear to date back to the 16th century when small pendants were worn to conceal good luck charms, in order to protect against evil spirits and sometimes to protect against illness.

In the history of the United Kingdom and the British Empire, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. 


Measurements: Locket 33.00 mm x 21.00 mm    Chain 46" 

Stone Size: Locket (Paste) 2.00 mm      Slide (Paste) 2.00 mm   Pearl 1.00 mm 

Weight: 16.30 grams 

Condition: Excellent  Note: Minor dents on the back of the locket. Acceptable considering the age of the locket. 

Origin: England 

Date: Circa 1890

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.