Romantic Victorian 15k Gold Locket with Love Birds and Ivy

It wasn’t the cut of his suit that made her fall for him; not the tilt of his hat or his rakish smile. No, she noticed those things, she liked them, but it was his eyes that had her from that very first moment. It was a chance encounter, she was crossing Bond Street and slipped on the boards, she hadn’t known he was so close behind her until his strong hands caught her from falling in the mud of the street. He’d smiled and set her upright and the smile had gone all the way to his twinkling eyes. She knew in that moment that she wanted to look into those eyes every day for the rest of her life.

Instant Ancestor’s is what we call them. You can call then what you like, long lost great-grandparents, who knows? I fell in love a little with this locket on the outside but when I opened it and saw these two, I had to have it. Her perfect Victorian Jewelry, his fabulous mutton chops, I mean, come on!

This large 15 karat gold locket is engraved with two love birds and a field of roses on the front and with ivy leaves on the reverse (often ivy had the sentiment of ‘I cling to thee’). This sentimental Victorian beauty was hand crafted in England in about 1880, even the bale has been engraved with a lovely checkerboard pattern and the locket would originally have been worn on a gold collar, which is why it has this jump ring at the top. In fact, I think that there is a very good chance that she is actually wearing this locket in the portrait! This locket measures 57.2 mm from top to bottom and 30.2 mm across, it is 9.4 mm thick. The locket is unmarked by tests as 15 karat gold and it weighs 15.8 grams.

This wonderful Victorian Grand Dame of a locket has a silky smooth feel and soft velvety patina.

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ITEM ID: LTA23127VA



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