He told her he’d be back. She waited. The weeks turned to months and the months turned into a year. He was at sea, at home on the wild waves of the ocean. She never lost hope as he was always with her, hanging from a chain clasped around her neck, his handsome face in a photograph. He had gifted it to her as a symbol of devotion, of fidelity. MIZPAH, the romantic biblical phrase expressing safe return while being apart, was embossed on the front of her locket. After a year, he returned unharmed, and happy to be back to her, his sweetheart.
This antique silver locket was handcrafted around 1880. The front of this piece is embossed with the word, “MIZPAH”. Inside this oval locket are two frames lined in turquoise fabric. Overall, this piece measures 48 x 32 x 9 mm and it weighs 21.3 grams.
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.
Mizpah is Hebrew for ‘watchtower’ and is mentioned in the bible story of Jacob and Laban, who made a pile of stones to mark an agreement with God watching as their witness, it means “may the Lord watch between thee and me when we are apart, one from the other”.
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