Victorian 18k Gold Enamel Pearl Star Locket

The thing about lockets is, they become yours. They hold your photographs. They keep your secrets. They know your meaning. Their beauty and history is just a plus. Lockets began to appear in Europe sometime during the 16th century. They were worn to hide good luck charms, perfume, or tiny love letters. Ladies of the court liked to fill theirs with scents, as the ballroom heat could cause quite a bit of fainting. The popularity of lockets spread to the middle class where they were given as gifts within a gift, with a painted portrait of a lover’s eye, a small note, or a private token, tucked clandestinely inside.

This antique Victorian pearl and enamel locket was handcrafted around 1890 in England. It features a fantastic starburst motif on the front made up of pearls with enamel details. When opened, the inside reveals two frames awaiting your favorite photographs! This pendant measures 51.5 x 31.5 x 12.5 mm and weighs 17.6 grams. It bears no marks and has been acids tested.

Wearing a charm like this locket was considered essential for day wear, especially after Prince Albert gifted his beloved Queen Victoria a bracelet of nine heart lockets, in honor of each of their children.

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Item ID: LTA18122VA-2



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