A beautiful example of the mourning jewelry of the Victorian era, this stunning large pendant in 18k yellow gold mounting and perfectly preserved for over 150 years, make you want to just look at this one forever. Turn it over and you find it is also a locket. Yes, there in the backside is a perfect little hideaway locket, hinged glass-covered aperture into which a lock of plaited hair would have once been tucked (or intended) as a token of the lost loved one for whom it was representative of the mourning process. Mid-1800s to as late as 1880, these elegant bits of Victorian English jewelry were treasured by families, and survive today in numbers that belie the precious nature of their cargo. They're beautiful clustered on a lapel of your favorite jacket, or, in this case, hanging from your pearls or velvet ribbon or gold chain as an enhancer.
It need not hold hair, but can certainly hold a photo of your own loved one, or whatever token memento you wish to put inside. There is nothing in this one at listing, aperture insert is easily removed for placement of a photo or memento of your own. Excellent condition, no flaws to note, really - this one is excellent.
A heavy 18k gold mount balances the visual and actual weight of this beautiful agate. A full 2.25" long in wearing, and nearly 1/5" wide - quite a statement! I'll be listing other banded agate jewelry bits you may wish to group or cluster with this one, so do come back to see them as they roll off my fingertips in weeks ahead. Image Hosting by Ruby Lane. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues.
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Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh. The item "Antique Scottish Agate Pendant 18K Gold Mourning Locket" is in sale since Sunday, November 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Mourning Jewelry". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.