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.
A 15ct yellow gold large locket centrally set with a raised star decorated with seed pearls and an old mine cut diamond. Weight 41.5grams. Length 7 cm including bale, in original box. Gibson Goldsmiths Belfast
A collection of antique gold and rolled gold jewellery including 9ct mounted British pound charm, 9ct tiger claw pendant, 9ct seed pearl set cross and 9ct Edwardian photo locket, total weight 81.4 grams, (15 items)
A lovely garnet set padlock locket, 9ct yellow gold, Victorian style, crafted as an oversized padlock shaped locket, engraved work decorating the front panel, set with three oval garnets, each intense red in colour and a single centred pearl, to reverse an
An antique 15ct gold locket; front panel applied with a cruciform motif set with natural pearls to a blue enamel border opening to reveal two hand painted portraits. Length 57mm, width 35mm. Wt. 24.4g.
An impressive Georgian mourning locket, 18ct rose gold, crafted as a large oval shaped locket with double sided glass panels, to one side an intricately painted scene of a mourning widow and monument dated 4th Oct 1800, beautifully overlaid with gold and p
Two antique pieces. One a 9ct yellow gold fob medallion piece, round in shape with a lovely engraved front panel and engraving to reverse, along with a mourning locket of round shape, detailed by a woven panel of hair with four starburst pearls set to fram
Victorian mourning locket, an oval black onyx locket pendant with gold bale and floral engraved hinged cover, with half pearl and seed pearl set star to the reverse, opens to reveal interior glass display window
Four antique gold brooches; a 15ct bee hallmarked Chester 1885, three in 9ct, one set with a carved bone cameo and two mourning brooches one set with garnets other with seed pearls and dried flowers with rear locket compartment. Wt. 11.2g.
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