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.
An antique gold and diamond Dearest locket, oval hinged form. The front panel with applied gold sash engraved with the word 'Dearest' and set with two rose cut diamonds. Fine gold beaded border either side. 15 carat yellow gold. Fitted shield shape
An antique gold locket, oval hinged form. Concave style front panel with applied gold letters spelling the word "Mizpah". The back panel engraved with shield motif, floral and scroll pattern. Double photo compartment. 15 carat yellow gold. Total le
A collection of antique Lockets and a frame, comprising a shield shaped 15ct yellow gold locket with two photo panels under glass, fitted with bail, two rolled gold oval shaped lockets, each engraved and hinged and finally a small round mosaic picture fram
A vintage 9ct gold watch chain; curb links to two swivel clasps, t/bar and 9ct shield shape locket, front panel applied with a stone set horseshoe (two missing) with marks for Rosenthal, Aronson & Co. Length 37 cm. Wt. 33.5g.
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