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Minimal Antique Glass Locket

Minimal Antique Glass Locket

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Lockets have been around in some form or another for hundreds of years. They emerged from jewels that might be more accurately described as vessels - meant to hold perfumes or tinctures or herbs. The locket as a holder of keepsakes - portraits (photographic or earlier), hair, and the like - rose in popularity in the 19th century and has been particularly popular during wartimes ever since, as a way to hold close to you those who are physically far. We love that this piece can hold two images double sided, or even a physical token like a pressed flower or lock of hair. While the portrait of a young girl inside can easily be removed, we'll leave that decision to you (and it's totally not our fault if you take her out and she haunts you).

Good antique condition with moderate wear, thread on screws are secure.

• 9k yellow gold with British hallmarks for Chester 1903, maker's mark D&Co
• Two glass panels
• 33.3mm diameter, 5mm thick
• 7.6g
• Please select from the drop-down menu for new-stock 10k gold curb chain (as pictured)
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