The receiver of this locket was clearly held with a high admiration. It dons the blue buckle symbol for The Order of the Garter, founded in 1348 by King Edward III. It’s an Order of chivalry and the third most prestigious honor one can receive in the United Kingdom today. The Order of the Garter buckle symbolizes holding a loved one close.
Rumor has it, the Countess of Salisbury was dancing with the King. Upon twirling, her blue garter fell to the floor, revealing itself to the entire ballroom. Courtiers laughed at her expense until the King picked up her garter, placed it on his own leg, and declared, “Shame on him who thinks evil of it!”. Hence, the blue buckle symbol on this handsome locket.
This Antique Mid Victorian gold locket pendant boasts an Order of the Garter buckle on the front and a photograph of a gallant gentleman on the back. It was handcrafted in England in 9 karat gold and has been acid tested. Ornate engraving graces the front of this oval pendant, surrounding a blue enamel buckle. A shield is engraved at the very center. This piece weighs 3.2 grams and measures 26 x 19.2 x 4 mm.
Personalize this piece with your own photograph or engrave an initial onto the front shield. Gift it as is, for it’s very special and very intriguing, indeed.
I offer layaway on most items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days. I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.
I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase. If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!