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Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring
Playful Antique Locket Ring

Playful Antique Locket Ring

Regular price $750.00 $0.00
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Lockets and signets rings are independently some of the oldest styles of jewelry recorded - signet rings have a rich and long history, while lockets 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. While a combination locket-signet ring isn't a needle in a haystack find, they are fairly rare and delightful to come across.

Good antique condition with wear in line with age and use, including patina throughout. Pin on hinge moves around a little, but is secure. Please keep in mind that the locket is not watertight, and care should be taken to remove the ring when washing hands (or applying sanitizers/alcohols) if you have anything inside. There is an inner frame piece that is removable, and can be used to hold something (flat-ish) down inside the locket. Closure is secure with a satisfying click.

Details:
• 9k yellow gold, stamped and tested, with British hallmarks for Chester 1918, maker's mark GM
• Size 8.75 and can be resized within reason
• Face of ring measures 14.4mm wide, 9.5mm across, with a rise of 2.6mm; back of band measures 2.4mm wide and 1mm thick
• 3.1g

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