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There is something so beautiful about antique photo lockets, from the design down to the detail, as well as the symbolism many used in the design, such as this beautiful antique photo locket that has a bunch of grapes on one side. Made in 15 carat gold in the late Victorian period of the 1890's, both sides to this beautiful locket look so beautiful and have been expertly and exquisitely hand engraved. The immense amount of time needed to hand engrave this locket would have been incredible and is a testament to the quality and attention to detail that was put into this locket. Grapes are believed to have been the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden, and they have been said to signify fertility, sacrifice, hospitality, and charity. It as said that to dream of grapes foretold to the maiden that her husband will be cheerful and if the dreamer was in love, the grapes foretold of a speedy union, with much happiness in the marriage. It is because of this, grapes will often be seen in antique jewellery in not only Victorian jewellery, but even pieces much earlier. Measuring 28mm across by 33.5mm, this is the perfect size to be able to wear all the time and inside it will hold two photos. With such beautiful engraving on both sides, it truly will not matter which side is facing forward when being worn, as each are so beautiful to admire from near or far - indeed the closer you get to it, the more you can appreciate how much detail there is. Its incredible to think that this was made well over 100 years ago, and is not only still in wonderful condition, but just as beautiful today as when it was made. Stock# ES8836 Circa: 1890 $2,150
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The design on this locket is so beautiful and stylish and is made even more incredible when you consider that it was made well over 100 years ago in 1881, yet still has such a modern look and design to it. Made in sterling silver, the locket measures 35.3mm across by 44.1mm and holds two photos inside. The design on the front is so amazing to admire. From the pattern in the centre giving it such a modern look to it, to the Etruscan style border around it to the very edge of the locket with such a wonderful design that will allow this locket to look perfect on an antique silver collar, a plain silver chain, or even a thick black ribbon or cord. So elegant, this antique locket is one that will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES9083 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1881 $795
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This antique photo locket is over 130 years old, yet is still in superb condition and will look amazing no matter what chain or collar it is attached to. Measuring 36.9mm across by 46.1mm or 59.8mm to the top of the bail, both sides have a wonderful matte finish to it that has such a warm tone that looks amazing against the skin. Able to hold two photos inside, this antique locket will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES8057 Circa: 1890 $3,950
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Antique jewellery is so often so unique with such wonderful features and characteristics that are no longer seen in modern jewellery, and this is exemplified here in this amazing antique seal that hides a secret photo locket compartment in the base. Going back as far as Roman times, after a letter was sealed with wax, the writer would stamp the still warm wax with his or her seal to prevent the wrong person from opening the letter, as once broken, the wax seal could not be used again. Remaining popular all through the Georgian and Victorian periods right up to the Edwardian era when this one was made, the look of seals are always so unique to one another and look wonderful on a necklace. Made in 9 carat rose gold in 1906, the beautiful scroll work on the seal alone is so wonderful to admire as is the bloodstone set into the base of the seal. The base measures 21.6mm by 18.1mm and stands 24.7mm high and the colour of the rose gold has that wonderful warm tone to it that has achieved such a wonderful patina to it. Opening the base where the bloodstone is set reveals a secret photo locket that makes it so much more special and unique than any other locket or seal. Antiques are made all the more wonderful in thinking who owned and wore this seal and whose photo was placed secretly inside. From near or far, this will not only always be admired, but also be such a wonderful conversation starter. Stock# ES8064 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1906 $Sold
There is nothing quite like an antique locket worn around your neck with photos of those close to you inside, and here is a very beautiful and attractive antique photo locket that was made in the form of a book. Dating from the late Victorian period of the 1890's, this locket holds two photos inside and was made in 15 carat gold. 15 carat gold often has such a lovely warm rose gold colour to it and achieves a very beautiful patina over time as can be seen here in this locket. Measuring 15.8mm wide by 21.8mm tall, the front and back has a wonderful key lock design that is further highlighted by being hand engraved. The hand engraving adds that extra element of beauty and shows how much time and attention to detail that went into making this locket 130 years ago. Always fashionable and stylish, this antique locket will always be loved and admired from near or far. Stock# ES8841 Circa: 1890 $2,650
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It is astonishing to think that this locket was made well over 130 years ago and still looks incredible and with the addition of the rare green gold to highlight aspects of the locket, it will be such an amazing talking piece. Gold can alloyed with other metals to produce different colours, such as copper to produce rose gold, resulting in a lovely warm tone to it, and today, although not very common, green gold is made by adding pure silver to the gold, however the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. However in the late 1800â€™s, cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour, and while never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces is more pronounced and is used perfectly here to highlight the leaves in the design in this locket. With the rose gold used in the flower and the border, the rest of the locket has also been hand engraved. The amount of time and thought that went into making this locket would have no doubt been immense, and from near or far, this is such an exquisite locket. Able to hold two photos inside, the locket measures 35.5mm across by 44.3mm or 60.6mm to the top of the bail, and both the design and size of this locket will allow it to so easily be the perfect piece to wear for any occasion. Stock# ES9087 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1887 $1,825
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There is nothing more personal than a locket worn around your neck with photos of loved ones inside, and here is a very beautiful antique 9 carat rose gold heart shaped garnet and pearl locket that was made in the Edwardian era of the early 1900's. The colour of the rose gold has that wonderful warm tone to it that looks so beautiful against the skin as opposed to the very pink colour from most modern rose gold. The colour of the gold matches so well with the garnet and even highlights the sweet pearl set above it. With elegant hand engraving on the front to add even more charm and character to the locket, it measures 34.5mm by 33.4mm across and will easily hold two photos inside. Perfect for any time of the day or night, this is a lovely antique photo locket with so much charm and character. Stock# ES8704 Circa: 1910 $Sold.
Here is a very beautiful and elegant Art Deco double sided photo locket made in 9 carat rose gold in the 1920â€™s that has such a simple yet elegant geometric design on the front that adds so much charm and character to it. Able to hold two photos inside, the locket measures 25.8mm in diameter and was made in solid gold as opposed to being a back and front locket which is a sheet of gold laid and pressed over a base metal. This locket is still in wonderful condition and will always be loved and admired every time that it is worn. Stock# ES8708 Circa: 1920 $825
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There is something so lovely about wearing a genuine antique photo locket around your neck with images of people that are close to you inside, and here is a charming 9 carat rose gold oval antique photo locket that was made in 1911. Able to hold two images inside, the locket measures 21mm by 28.5mm and was made in solid rose gold and the colour of the rose gold has such as wonderful warm tone to it that looks so beautiful against the skin. With both sides beautifully engraved, this is a lovely example of an antique locket that will be perfect for any woman and any occasion. Stock# ES8653 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1911 $975
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Perfect for any time of the day or night, there is no doubt that this antique Victorian era 15 carat gold locket made in the 1880's will not only be continually admired, but will become so personal once photos of loved ones are placed inside. Able to hold two photos, this lovely locket measures 34.4mm across by 44.3mm or 56mm to the top of the bail, the locket was made in 15 carat gold and has such a lovely warm colour to it that looks even better against the skin. Designed with such an elegant design down the front, this feature has such a lovely tactile feel to it and makes this locket look so elegant and refined. Still in wonderful condition even after being made 140 years ago, this antique locket is just so beautiful and refined. Stock# ES3208 Circa: 1880 $Sold.
There is nothing more personal than a locket with photos that you love inside, and here is a very beautiful hand engraved antique rose gold photo locket made in 1918. There is such a difference in quality and craftsmanship when something is hand engraved compared to machine engraved. With so much detail, this locket is so beautiful to admire and is also so tactile to run your fingers over the engraving. Made in 9ct rose gold, the colour of the gold has that lovely warm colour that looks so beautiful against the skin. Measuring 32mm in diameter by 41.5mm to the top of the bail for the chain, this photo locket will hold two photos inside. With detail that will have you admiring it up close and a colour of gold that will be admired from afar, this antique locket is just perfect. Stock# ES7499 Hallmarked: Chester 1918 $Sold.