Mizpah Locket in 15k Gold, Antique Victorian

"And Mizpah; for he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another." ~ Genesis 31:49 

Oh, those lovely sentimental Victorians, they did love any kind of symbolism, whether it was ivy leaves to say ‘I cling to thee’ or flowers to express ‘forget me not’, from horseshoe for luck to hearts and birds for love. They were especially fond of the term ‘Mizpah’ and a locket like this would have been given from one lover to another to indicate their endearment during a period of separation, or sometimes as a mourning token when separated by death. 

This fantastic Mizpah locket is the nicest one that I’ve ever had the pleasure of owning. It has a large repousséd ‘M’ done in a wood pattern (further symbolism of love, a love knot, or knot in wood), and a banner across it with the rest of the word ‘izpah’. The locket is a wonderful not too big, not too small size and is hand crafted with wonderful detail in 15 karat gold. It measures 54.4 mm long, 31.3 mm across and is 11.7 mm thick, and weighs 18.4 grams. It has two inside frames to hold photos, but no glass or plastic inserts. The locket is unmarked but has been carefully acid tested to verify it’s content. It has one very small ding on the back but is otherwise in wonderful condition with a lovely patina. It seems as though someone has added a small jump ring to the top of the bale somewhere along the way, I’m not sure why, perhaps to use as a safety clasp? I could have my jeweler remove this if it bothers you. 

The sweet and lovely locket was made in England in about 1880. 

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