To the Victorians, the buckle represented eternity, much like the snake motif. A buckle, essentially, wraps around itself and secures itself tightly in place, it’s strong, sturdy, and never ending. It signifies strength and protection. Sometimes, a buckle, such as the one featured on this locket, is also a garter, representative of the most prestigious order in England, The Order of the Garter. It was established by King Edward III in 1348, and still holds strong today. It’s an order of chivalry, and of honor.
This wonderful antique Victorian silver locket was handcrafted in England, around 1880. It’s an oval locket which features an engraved buckle garter motif stretching diagonally across the front. When opened, it reveals a frame on the backdoor where a photograph can be kept! It measures 54 x 32 x 11.4 mm and weighs 13.2 grams. This locket is unmarked and has been acid tested.
If you’re looking for a classic and stylish piece, don’t hesitate, this one won’t stick around for long!
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