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.
Antique gold, banded agate and pearl pendant, with open locket in rear containing hair, engraved with name and dated 1854, weight:: approx 25.36 grams, size: approx 5 by 4 cm. Front tests as 14ct, backing as 9ct.
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 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
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
A Victorian turquoise, ruby and seed pearl pendant, the openwork locket centred with domed turquoise panels and ruby and seed pearl detail, with photo locket to the reverse, in 18ct gold, in original fitted box, Widdowson & Veale, London
Aronson & Co., Colonial 15ct yellow gold beryl, seed pearl and turquoise set, picture locket c.1900, floral design, oval and hinged hallmarked with flag, 15ct, Fleece weight: 21.2gms. Note: the goldsmiths of Aronson & Co. Had a branch in Perth manufacturin
A Victorian enamel and seed pearl locket, the plain polished oval locket with hand painted wheat sheafs and seed pearl set detail, hung on a belcher link chain. Yellow gold. Height 5.5 cm. Width 3.4 cm.
A Victorian gold collar and locket, the wide fancy link collar in 15ct gold suspending an 18ct gold oval hinged locket with seed pearl starburst decoration and glazed interior, total weight 140.0gms, total length 490mm, circa 1880
An antique enamel locket, the circular locket having purple guilloche enamel decoration with central feature of rose cut diamonds, seed pearl and seed pearl drop, with glazed section to reverse, all in 15ct gold, suspended on a fine trace chain.
A Victorian gold locket, the 18ct gold oval hinged locket wth fringe and seed pearl decoration to the front with hand painted sepia portraits to the glazed interior having a later bale, circa 1870 boxed
A Victorian gold collar and locket, the 15ct gold wide mesh collar suspended with an 18ct gold oval hinged locket with an applied seed pearl starburst and glazed interior total weight 135.0gms total length 49 cm
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
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