Victorian Rose Gold Filled Glass Locket Floral Design
Victorian Rose Gold Filled Glass Locket Floral Design part of the locket collection, Luxe Estate Jewelry. The front of this locket has a lovely floral design while the back on this locket is made with clear glass. It was made to hold a momento from your dearest one. Traditionally a lock of hair sometimes coiled and braided would be put inside. Making this a very desirable collectors piece that will add fabulous character to your collection.
A very special piece to begin or add to your collection. Wear it alone or layer with other pieces as shown to create a dramatic statement piece.
Shown on a chain for display purposes only, each piece is sold individually so that you can customize your own collection
Comes ready to gift in blue velvet jewelry pouch.
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DIMENSIONS: 1.1" L x .75"W x .25" D
MATERIALS: Gold Filled
FACTS & HISTORY: Lockets evolved from ancient amulets. European designs for lockets appear to date to the 16th century, when small pendants were worn to conceal good luck charms, small fabric squares soaked in perfume to ward off the poor smells on public thoroughfares, painted portraits, and even, on occasion, poison.
Queen Elizabeth I of England wore her locket ring daily; it contained a painted portrait of her mother, Anne Boleyn, and herself. She often gifted those in her inner circle with a jeweled locket containing her portrait.
The Elizabethans were enamored with lockets, and the artists who painted the miniature portraits contained within them were the best artists of their time. The portraits for the lockets, as well as the lockets themselves, were only for the very wealthy as they were costly.
Lockets became a “must-have” fashion accessory during the Victorian era. Prince Albert gifted his beloved Victoria with a bracelet that had eight lockets, filled with a lock of hair from each of their eight children. Victorian ladies wore lockets on chains or velvet ribbons. Once Albert died, Queen Victoria wore a mourning locket with a photo of him inside every day, setting a fashion trend.
Lockets come in a variety of qualities: gold with diamonds and other precious stones, gold filled, gold tone, sterling silver, and silver tone. Some lockets have glass, some have celluloid covers, and some were made and sold without any covering for the photo spaces.
Whether you are a collector or someone who loves antique jewelry, lockets are a wonderful and personal way to display your personal style. Highly collectable, expect to pay a few hundred dollars for gold filled or sterling lockets; real gold and diamond lockets will command thousands.