Learn about Locket

A locket is an item of jewellery, usually a pendant worn on a chain around the neck, that is hinged and opens to reveal a space, sometimes called a "keepsake compartment", used for storing a a personal memento, such as a miniature, a photograph or strands of hair. Other styles of lockets are worn as a brooch or bracelet. They have been around in various forms since the 15th century, but reached the peak of their popularity in the 19th century, when sentimentality was part of the national psyche. They are most commonly made of gold or silver, often decorated with precious or semi-precious stones and come in many shapes including ovals, hearts and circles.

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An Art Nouveau style silver pendant by Arnould, 40 x 36mm pendant on silk cord with box and papers.

Art Nouveau style sterling silver flower pendant, size: approx 6 cm

18ct yellow gold pendant, Art Nouveau style image, surrounded by CZs, weight: approx 6.89 grams, size: approx 3.5 cm including bale

French art nouveau 18ct yellow gold pendant, by Edmond-Henri Becker (b.1871), with raised design to one side depicting a lady's head wearing a white sapphire set tiara, the other decorated with scrolled foliage, fruit and a sickle 3.3 cm high (excludin

An Art Nouveau 9ct rose gold seed pearl & paste gemstone pendant, Wt 1.8grams

15ct yellow gold Art Nouveau locket weight: approx 8.9 grams, size: 3.5 cm including bale, glass missing from open locket inside (tests as 14-15ct)

A French 18ct gold Art Nouveau diamond set pendant, portrait disc set with rose cut diamonds in decorative frame. Diam. 21mm. Wt. 5.5g.

Sterling silver Art Nouveau pendant, approx 11 cm in length, stamped UB for Unger Bros Newark New Jersey 1872-1914

A French Art Nouveau pendant, a lady in profile by Louis Rault; 18ct gold. Weight 3.1g.

An Art Nouveau sterling silver and blue and white enamel pendant

A French 18ct gold Art Nouveau diamond set pendant, portrait disc set with rose cut diamonds in decorative frame. Diam. 21mm. Wt. 5.5g.

Art Nouveau carved horn and amber pendant after Georges Pierre, carved as a fuchsia flower with single amber drop

A 9ct yellow gold Art Nouveau pendant in an open styalised leaf pattern set with a blue paste stone. Weight: 4.2g

An Edwardian 9ct. gold Art Nouveau pendant, the floral scrolling frame with a small facet cut ruby type stone to the top, with an additional stone suspended from base, with a 9ct. gold twisted link chain

An Art Nouveau freshwater pearl necklace, circa 1890, designed as a series of nine openwork shield-shaped panels accented by circular-shaped blister pearls, each separated by an intricate twin-line gold chain, the front of the necklace suspending a Mississ

An Australian 9ct yellow gold Art Nouveau pendant & chain c.1900-1910 set with facetted blue paste and with 6 seed pearls, with suspended single drop pearl in a flower and butterfly design, with Australian makers stamp

An Art Nouveau style silver locket, circular, with sinuous flower and leaf

An Art Nouveau 14ct gold photograph locket set with pastes

An Art Nouveau style silver locket with profile portrait of a hirsuit maiden

Australian Art Nouveau pendant/brooch set with garnets and pearls on long gold chain

An Art Nouveau diamond and seed pearl pendant, the finely detailed crane in flight, with rose cut diamond and pearl detail, in 18ct gold, total length 440mm

Australian 9ct yellow gold seed pearl and paste Art Nouveau pendant by Joseph Lawrence (1894-1980+), Melbourne, set with 3 seed pearls and 5 light blue paste, in a foliate design, stamped with makers mark. Reference: Australian Jewellers by Cavill, Cocks &

9ct rose gold, emerald and seed pearl pendant, circa 1910 Art Nouveau, designed as a three leaf clover stamped 9ct and with makers mark 'G & W'

9ct rose gold, opal and seed pearl pendant, circa 1910 possibly Australian, Art Nouveau design, depicting flowers and leaves

Australian Art Nouveau pendant and chain stamped 15ct, with makers marks of Aronson & Co.set with two aquamarines and seed pearls. Note: the Goldsmiths of Aronson & Co., had a branch in Perth manufacturing jewellery from c.1890's (reference: Powerhouse Mus

Art Nouveau French silver and citrine necklace. Set with three suspended citrines to a leaf design pendant. Silver chain with makers mark 'Mp.' weight 10gm. Length 46 cm (chain)

An Art Nouveau yellow gold Ceylon sapphire and seed pearl pendant and chain the 2 blue sapphires are round faceted and set amongst 9 seed pearls, over an open scroll design with safety chain and having a fine Figaro chain necklet

A 9ct rose gold Art Nouveau opal pendant attributed to Hanman and Wills, (Sydney Jewellers) stamped H and W, 9ct

An Art Nouveau 14ct gold opening portrait locket inset with coloured stones (unmarked)

A silver guard chain interspersed with silver medallions of Etruscan design to a bolt ring clasp suspending an Art Nouveau engraved pendant, circa 1907

Art Nouveau pendant, mrs newman of London, of foliate design, the wreath of leaves and berries set with a central moonstone cabochon. Yellow gold. Original fitted box.

An Art Nouveau silver and enamel necklace, the enamelled sterling silver pendant depicting a kingfisher suspend with a turquoise drop, on a fine sterling silver trace chain, total length 50 cm

An Art Nouveau opal pendant, the scroll and foliate pendant with claw set opal drop and fancy link chain, all in 15ct gold

A French gold pencil holder/pendant the Art Nouveau embossed case in 22ct gold containing a fitted lead pencil in original box

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