Late Victorian Rolled Gold Locket
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This beautiful necklace features a rare antique rolled gold double sided photo locket with an unusual decorative casing. The locket is on a gold fill and pearl hand wired chain. The locket can be gently unscrewed at the top so you can add your own photos/images.
Container jewellery to house tokens and special items have been around since Egyptian times and the first “lockets” held medicinal herbs, religious relics, prayers or perfumes. Elizabeth 1 is thought to have owned one of the first sentimental lockets which was a ring depicting tiny portraits of both herself and her mother Anne Boleyn. Before the invention of photography locks of hair were often put in lockets to remind you of loved ones. The popularity of lockets as a keepsake grew with the widespread use of photography and endures today.
The locket measures 3cm in diameter and the chain measures 52cm with a 3cm extension.
All Leoni & Vonk jewellery is packaged in a black wallet/pouch. If your Leoni & Vonk purchase is a special gift and you would like it gift wrapped please go to the Gift Wrap section here and make your selection https://leoniandvonk.com/collections/gift-wrap
This unique piece of jewellery may have signs of wear due to it's history. It is beautifully imperfect and should be treated with love and care.