• Antique Victorian Silver Ivy Locket Necklace
  • Antique Victorian Silver Ivy Locket Necklace
  • Antique Victorian Silver Ivy Locket Necklace
  • Antique Victorian Silver Ivy Locket Necklace
  • Antique Victorian Silver Ivy Locket Necklace
  • Antique Victorian Silver Ivy Locket Necklace

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Antique Victorian Silver Ivy Locket Necklace

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Details

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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