Antique Victorian Octagon 9ct Yellow Gold Locket

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Victorian (1831- 1901) 9ct yellow gold octagon shaped locket, featuring delicate diagonal etchings on the front and the back of the pendant. The locket is hallmarked on the underside, saying 'FRONT 9CT BACK'. In the late Victorian and Edwardian period, lockets were manufactured with solid gold fronts and solid gold backs, the metal at the front is a sheet of solid gold and the metal at the back is also a sheet of solid gold.

 

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.

 

ERA

Victorian, 1837-1901

 

MEASUREMENT

The locket measures 1.9mm / 0.7" in length and 1.9mm / 0.7" in width and 0.4mm / 0.1" in thickness. The pendant hangs from a new solid 9ct yellow gold chain.

 

CONDITION

Excellent. 

SKU

 6070

Victorian (1831- 1901) 9ct yellow gold octagon shaped locket, featuring delicate diagonal etchings on the front and the back of the pendant. The locket is hallmarked on the underside, saying 'FRONT 9CT BACK'. In the late Victorian and Edwardian period, lockets were manufactured with solid gold fronts and solid gold backs, the metal at the front is a sheet of solid gold and the metal at the back is also a sheet of solid gold.

 

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.

 

ERA

Victorian, 1837-1901

 

MEASUREMENT

The locket measures 1.9mm / 0.7" in length and 1.9mm / 0.7" in width and 0.4mm / 0.1" in thickness. The pendant hangs from a new solid 9ct yellow gold chain.

 

CONDITION

Excellent. 

SKU

 6070

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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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