Unlike any other locket, this locket has a highly detailed bouquet of flowers on one side while engraved with a lovely Victorian script monogram on the other. Bouquet consists of a myriad of flowers and each is finely executed. The luscious 15 karat bloomed gold almost melts as you look at it. It is buttery to the eye and touch.
"RW" is wonderfully engraved on the reverse side with just a fine beading outlining the outer band. The center medallions on each side are stepped down creating a shadow-box feel.
Truly created for a special woman, one is left to wonder if the initials were her monogram or his. Every aspect of this locket is in keeping with Victorian ideology.
Most lockets of this period were not of this high gold content as most were 9 karat and not this 15 karat. The high gold content combined with the unique decoraton make this one of true importance and something for a very discerning collector. It's unique properties create a quiet yet bold piece.
Excellent conditoin with no dents, dings, or issues. Can easily be worn on a short or long chain. Please contact us if you would like assistance in choosing a chain to match as we have a few which would be a good partner.
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. It is highly unusual to find pieces in this 15 karat. 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.
2" long x 1" wideCondition:
Excellent condition with no dents, dings, or issues. Hinge is in proper order. Closes tightly and stays shut.Circa:
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