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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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 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 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
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