Antique Victorian Silver Ivy Locket Necklace

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Antique Victorian silver locket featuring ivy engraved on the front of the piece and plain silver on the back. In the Victorian era the Ivy leaf symbolised love, affection, fidelity, friendship and affection. The locket could be worn both ways, the plain side of the locket could be engraved on. This solid etched pendant hangs from an ornate silver chain which secures with a push clasp. The locket opens to reveal two areas a photograph or keepsake could be stored.

 

The Locket is perhaps the most mysterious and alluring pieces of jewellery. Only the wearer knows what secrets lie within the locket. It has to be the ultimate love token. During the Victorian era, young Victorian women would hide a picture of a man they admired, if the man offered up a lock of hair a marriage proposal usually would follow. Lockets were considered a statement of an intention to marry.

 

MEASUREMENTS

The locket measures 5.4cm / 2.1" in height (including ring), 3.3cm / 1.3" in width and 1.cm / 0.4" in thickness. The chain measures 48cm / 18.8" in length and 0.4cm / 0.17" in width.

 

CONDITION

Excellent.

 

HALLMARKS

None, tested silver.

 

DATE & ORIGIN

Victorian, 1837-1901, British.

 

WEIGHT

22.50g

 

SKU

6186

Antique Victorian silver locket featuring ivy engraved on the front of the piece and plain silver on the back. In the Victorian era the Ivy leaf symbolised love, affection, fidelity, friendship and affection. The locket could be worn both ways, the plain side of the locket could be engraved on. This solid etched pendant hangs from an ornate silver chain which secures with a push clasp. The locket opens to reveal two areas a photograph or keepsake could be stored.

 

The Locket is perhaps the most mysterious and alluring pieces of jewellery. Only the wearer knows what secrets lie within the locket. It has to be the ultimate love token. During the Victorian era, young Victorian women would hide a picture of a man they admired, if the man offered up a lock of hair a marriage proposal usually would follow. Lockets were considered a statement of an intention to marry.

 

MEASUREMENTS

The locket measures 5.4cm / 2.1" in height (including ring), 3.3cm / 1.3" in width and 1.cm / 0.4" in thickness. The chain measures 48cm / 18.8" in length and 0.4cm / 0.17" in width.

 

CONDITION

Excellent.

 

HALLMARKS

None, tested silver.

 

DATE & ORIGIN

Victorian, 1837-1901, British.

 

WEIGHT

22.50g

 

SKU

6186

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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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