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 antique gold locket, of circular form. Engine turned decoration to central panel front and back, with bold carved scroll borders. Scroll engraved top ring. Double photo compartment containing two hand-painted miniature. 15 carat yellow gold, circa 1870.
A beautiful diamond set antique gold locket. Victorian, 15ct yellow gold, crafted as a large oval shaped locket measuring 47 x 37mm without bail of smooth plain polished gold, overlaid to front panel with an ornate and intricately arranged floral spray hel
Somebody's Luggage' Advertising locket for Barnham's Circus trip to Tasmania with 11 miniature photograph portraits of Captain Tom Thumb and companions, accompanied with note 'When I was a child, Tom Thumb and Commodore Nutt came with party
An antique silver buckle locket. Sterling silver, Edwardian, crafted as an oval shaped locket of good size, heavily engraved with scrolled pattern work to front panel, overlaid with an ornate buckle motif of stylised form, hinged to reveal a double photo p
A small gold locket. 9ct yellow gold, Edwardian, presented as a lovely slim cased round locket with pinstripe detail to front, opening to a single photo panel under glass, completed with an articulated bail. Length 2.2 cms
A small gold locket. 9ct yellow gold, Edwardian, presented as a lovely slim cased oval locket with pinstripe detail to front, opening to a single photo panel under glass, completed with an articulated bail. Length 3.5 cms x 2.7 cms
A large silver locket. Sterling silver, oval in form with a flat square edged profile and unusual matt finish to case front and back, detailed to edged by fine ribbing, hinged to reveal two glass panelled photo panels, fitted with bead worked bail. Length
A gold locket. 9ct yellow gold, antique inspired as a cut cornered rectangular shaped locket of slender form, decorated to front panel with foliate work to surround, hinged to reveal two photo panels, fitted with bail. Length 3.8 cm
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)
Good Victorian gilt mourning locket circa 1860, also called remembrance locket. Original frames, glass covers and lining. Includes original tin type photo image. Both sides of locket have engraved ivory leaves symbolizing immortality, everlasting life
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
Two antique photo Lockets, both set in 9ct rose gold, one a small round shaped locket of double sided design, simple edged in a smooth polished finish with bail, the other of larger size, convex in profile, also double sided with fancy fixed top bail
Two antique gold Lockets, one a beautiful 18ct yellow gold, hallmarked Edwardian locket of round form with plain polished outer case, measuring 21mm, hinged to reveal two photo panels under glass, fitted with bail, along with another antique 9ct rose gold,
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