Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Bird Mourning Locket Necklace

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Antique Victorian locket featuring beautiful engravings of birds, reeds, and grass set in sterling silver. In the left hand side of the locket is a glass panel with a beautiful piece of hair work secured inside.

 

Mourning jewellery dates back to the 16th century, it became popular in the Victorian era when Prince Albert passed away when Queen Victoria went into mourning. The most interesting pieces of mourning jewellery include hair work, which was not necessarily from the deceased much of the hair was imported from Europe to keep up with demand. It was used to create a connection between a deceased loved one.

 

HALLMARKS

None, tested sterling silver.

 

MEASUREMENTS

The locket measures 4.7cm / 1.8" in height and 2.6cm / 1" width. The necklace hangs on a new sterling silver chain measuring 40.6cm - 45.7cm / 16"-18”.

 

CONDITION

The locket is in excellent condition, the only item to point out is the original glass covering the hair has a crack in it.

 

SKU

6289

Antique Victorian locket featuring beautiful engravings of birds, reeds, and grass set in sterling silver. In the left hand side of the locket is a glass panel with a beautiful piece of hair work secured inside.

 

Mourning jewellery dates back to the 16th century, it became popular in the Victorian era when Prince Albert passed away when Queen Victoria went into mourning. The most interesting pieces of mourning jewellery include hair work, which was not necessarily from the deceased much of the hair was imported from Europe to keep up with demand. It was used to create a connection between a deceased loved one.

 

HALLMARKS

None, tested sterling silver.

 

MEASUREMENTS

The locket measures 4.7cm / 1.8" in height and 2.6cm / 1" width. The necklace hangs on a new sterling silver chain measuring 40.6cm - 45.7cm / 16"-18”.

 

CONDITION

The locket is in excellent condition, the only item to point out is the original glass covering the hair has a crack in it.

 

SKU

6289

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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.