Antique Victorian Mourning Locket
This heartwarming antique Victorian mourning locket is composed of acid tested sterling silver and features a high relief buckle on the front of the locket. In Victorian jewelry the buckle motif was a symbol of eternal love, fidelity and loyalty. This is a wonderful treasure for any collector of mourning or sentimental jewelry. The interior of the locket has an inset of woven brunette hair. Traditionally mourning lockets were worn in memory of a loved one. These lockets often incorporated woven locks of the loved one’s hair as a reminder of everlasting love, devotion and loyalty.
PLEASE NOTE - This antique locket has been well loved and the hinge is VERY loose -- it would benefit from repair. The price has been adjusted accordingly.
There are several dings on the reverse of the locket, however they do not detract from the overall beauty of this outstanding piece of history.
The locket measures 1.50"W x 2.50"L (including the loop and bail)
-weight - 25 grams (quite substantial)
Procured in Belgium