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.
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

An antique stone set locket, hinged, mounted with a hard stone carved cameo and layered agate, unmarked tests approx. 15ct gold, (composite piece).

A Victorian banded agate and enamel pendant, dated 1859, the heart-shaped banded agate mounted within a gold and black enamel snake surround, with rose-cut diamond eyes, to the enamel suspension hoop, the reverse comprising a glazed and green grosgrain loc

A Victorian agate and gold locket pendant in the form of a Maltese cross and three other coloured stone set jewels

A Victorian mourning locket and chain, circa 1870, the oval onyx panel centred with a gold seed pearl star with glazed locket to reverse suspended on a fancy link 18ct gold chain with black and white banded agate sections total weight 78.4gms total length

A Victorian gold locket, the 15ct gold oval hinged locket set with an oval banded agate cut en cabochon having engraved decoration the reverse with engraved and chased decoration wtih a star motif.

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