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Day At Waddesdon Manor - Victorian 9K Rose Gold Engraved Bird & Foliage Locket Pendant.  This unique locket is crafted from 9K rose gold, tested and confirmed. Featuring Victorian styling, exquisite engravings, and quality craftsmanship.  This wonderful locket is designed in a shield shape, with fantastic Etruscan Revival Victorian decoration above the locket. The Etruscan style bar, is topped with beautiful gold scrolls and a solid loop style bale. The locket is engraved on both sides, showcasing charming birds, flowers, and foliage. The inside of the locket has its original frames and lined with burgundy paper. It opens and closes well, with a perfect click when you close it shut. The chain is rose gold filled, and works well with the locket.  This Victorian era pendant t is in superb condition, so unique, and full of charm and whimsy. A true beauty for any collection!

Note: The Waddesdon Manor Aviary is an example of ornate Victorian architecture built in 1889 by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to display his collection of exotic birds.

History: In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. The era followed the Georgian period and preceded the Edwardian period, and its later half overlaps with the first part of the Belle Époque era of Continental Europe.

Traditionally, engraving was used as a way to signify wealth and decorate items, with metal engraving being developed in the 5th century BC. This type of metal engraving became increasingly popular in the 15th century when it was used to engrave coats of armour and shields with family crests.

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 infamous Faberge Eggs, as was known as Russian Gold. Rose gold later gained popularity in the United Stated during the lavish and feminine 1920's, and was worn in engagement rings and fine jewelry.


Measurements: Locket 38.00 mm x 20.00 mm  Chain: 18" 

Weight: 5.00 grams    Chain 1.90 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: England 

Date: Circa 1880

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