Swirls, flowers, and a crest completely fill both sides of this all encompassing Victorian 14 karat gold locket. Measuring 1.5" total length and not quite 1" wide, it is a small to medium size. Flat construction to allow the design to be clear and prevalent.
Bold swirls with flowers hidden in the swirls can be found on one side. Among this design, hallmarks were discreetly incoporated. On the other side, mesmerizing swirls almost forming a spiral are more concise near the outer edge and become entwined with flowers near the center. A blank shield or crest is positioned just slightly lower than dead center. The decoration and attention to detail do not end there. Wire formation which attaches the bale even forms a swirl and is exaggeratedly punctuated on each end.
They just don't get any better than this. It has so much personality without being overwhelmingly bold. Lovely size to be worn on a short thinner chain or would be perfect to combine with fobs and other lockets for a more unique look. Do not hesitate to contact us to allow us to assist you in creating a look perfect for you.
No dents, dings, or issues. Closes tightly and stays shut. Fully hallmarked.
Victorian jewelry originated in England with the period from 1861-1885 known as The Grand Period. We specialize mostly in jewelry from this era. It is bolder in construction as this time frame saw women’s roles transitioning. A switch from dainty to bold construction was demanded due to women becoming more prevalent in business and demanding the right to vote. This move to a bolder look and increased demand was also attributed to the middle class having more access to higher paying jobs and being able to emulate the wealthy. Jewelry was used as a sign of a woman’s wealth and place in society; thus, the more jewelry a woman wore, the wealthier she appeared. 9kt gold became all the rage during this time as it was more affordable for the upper middle class, and it allowed them to denote their rising status in society. The vast majority of gold jewelry found during this period is of this karat content. Earrings, bangles, and chains were now being worn during the day and were no longer reserved for evening. Women of this period were no different than women today; each enjoyed her own style and her pieces were special and significant to her. Her personality emanated from her jewelry.Dimensions:
1.5" long x 1" wideCondition:
Excellent condition. No major dents, dings, or issues.Web ID:
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