Antique Victorian 1897 Horseshoe Sterling Silver Locket Necklace

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Antique Victorian silver horseshoe shaped locket featuring etched leaves and thistle. In the Victorian era a thistle symbolised endurance, unity and victory. Within the locket there are two small windows which allow you to place a picture, lock of hair or a thin momento would be able to fit into the locket. On the back of the piece it is hallmarked with a lion, X and anchor indicating the piece was hallmarked in 1897 Birmingham, England. The maker marks indicated the piece was made by a company or person called W.J.

 

HISTORY

The Locket has a long rich history, during the earlier centuries, they were used to carry good luck charms, mementoes, hair, powder and even poison. The locket secured its romantic status during the Victorian era, it became the most mysterious and alluring pieces of jewellery. Only the wearer knows what secrets lie within the locket. It was to be the ultimate love token. Pictures held in lockets were originally miniature portraits, these were gradually replaced with photographs.

 

 

MEASUREMENTS

The piece measures 1.8cm / 0.7” in height and 1.5cm / 0.6” in height. The piece hangs from a new sterling silver chain measuring 48cm / 18” - 51cm / 20”.

 

CONDITION

The locket is in excellent antique condition.

Antique Victorian silver horseshoe shaped locket featuring etched leaves and thistle. In the Victorian era a thistle symbolised endurance, unity and victory. Within the locket there are two small windows which allow you to place a picture, lock of hair or a thin momento would be able to fit into the locket. On the back of the piece it is hallmarked with a lion, X and anchor indicating the piece was hallmarked in 1897 Birmingham, England. The maker marks indicated the piece was made by a company or person called W.J.

 

HISTORY

The Locket has a long rich history, during the earlier centuries, they were used to carry good luck charms, mementoes, hair, powder and even poison. The locket secured its romantic status during the Victorian era, it became the most mysterious and alluring pieces of jewellery. Only the wearer knows what secrets lie within the locket. It was to be the ultimate love token. Pictures held in lockets were originally miniature portraits, these were gradually replaced with photographs.

 

 

MEASUREMENTS

The piece measures 1.8cm / 0.7” in height and 1.5cm / 0.6” in height. The piece hangs from a new sterling silver chain measuring 48cm / 18” - 51cm / 20”.

 

CONDITION

The locket is in excellent antique condition.

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Ring Size Guide
UK US EUROPE Diameter (mm)
Size J 5 49 15.6mm
Size K 5 1/2 50 16.0mm
Size L 6 51 16.4mm
Size M 6 1/2 53 16.8mm
Size N 7 54 17.2mm
Size O 7 1/2 55 17.6mm
Size P 8 56 18.0mm
 
Bracelet Size Guide
WOMEN LENGTH
Petite 7"/ 17.7cm
Medium 7.5" / 19cm
Large 8.5" / 21.5cm
Extra Large 9" / 22.8
 
Necklace Length Guide
14" Necklace - fits just around then like a chocker.
16" Necklace - will fall around the base of the neck similar to a collar. The fall of the necklace will depend on the individual size of the wearers neck.
18" Necklace - will fall below the throat at the collarbone.
20" Necklace - will fall a few inches below the collar bone, this length is perfect for a lower neckline.
22" Necklace - will fall below a standard neckline.
24" Necklace - will fall below a standard neckline..
36" Necklace - will fall bellow the bust.

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