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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 $2,850
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This is such an attractive antique silver brooch/locket highlighted with rose and green gold and can so easily be worn during the day and well into the night for any formal occasion and will be such a wonderful conversation starter for so many points. To begin with the brooch which measures 38mm by 30.2mm, has a beautiful design at each end and the wonderful bird perched on the branch. And making this brooch even more special, the bird, berries and border of the brooch are in rose gold, and the leaves in the much harder to fine green gold. Rose gold is made by primarily adding copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in the lovely warm tone to it, and today green gold is made by adding silver to the gold, however the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. However during the late Victorian period of the 1890's when this locket was made, cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour. While never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces is more pronounced and used here highlights the leaves in the floral design perfectly. And then turning the brooch over reveals a section where a photo can be placed making this such a wonderful locket that is then made so personal once a photo is placed inside. This is the type of jewellery that gets more and more beautiful the closer you get to it and you can really appreciate the time and details that went into making this all those years ago. Stock# ES8346 Circa: 1895 $495
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Perfect for any woman of any age, comes this very beautiful antique sterling silver, rose and green gold locket that dates from the late 1800's. Often these late Victorian era lockets are highlighted with gold and rose gold is still found today, however the much rarer green gold is rarely ever seen in modern jewellery. Rose gold is made by primarily adding copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in the lovely warm tone to it, and today green gold is made by adding silver to the gold, however the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. Years ago however when this locket was made, cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour. While never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces is more pronounced and used here highlights the leaves in the floral design on the front. Measuring 26.2mm by 35.6mm plus the bail at the top, inside this locket will hold two photos making this so much more special and personal. This is a lovely antique locket that even after 120 years has passed since being made, is still so beautiful and full of charm and character. Stock# ES8245 Circa: 1895 $1,850
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This antique sterling silver hand engraved photo locket feels so tactile to the touch and has the most incredible and highly detailed hand engraved pattern on the front that would have taken such an incredibly long time to complete. Whereas many lockets are either machine engraved or simply stamped out with a pattern by the hundreds, hand engraving is not only so much finer in quality, but there is also the added feature that no two lockets will ever be the same. The gorgeous flower pattern that is repeated across this locket is so charming and this oval section measures 37.1mm across by 45mm or 64mm to the top of the wide bail for the chain. Able to hold two photos inside, this lovely locket will easily suit any woman of any age. Dating from the Victorian era of the 1890's, this locket showcases the beauty and craftsmanship of antique jewellery. Stock# ES8267 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is a truly fabulous antique 15 carat photo locket set with pearls that is made in such a unique and special design that will always be admired and commented on for its regal elegance and classic style to it. Dating from the 1880's, the locket measures 32.5mm across by 48.3mm or 62.7mm to the very top of the bail for it to be connected to a chain or a collar (as is in one of the images), this will surprise so many people when they discover that this is a locket as it will be seen more as a pendant than a locket. The detail and design is just incredible and a real testament to the jewellers and what they could create over 140 years ago. Set with six seed pearls, the beautiful scroll work around the setting adds to the charm and character of an already exceptional antique locket. Like no other, this is a pendant as much as a photo locket that will always be loved and cherished. Stock# ES8313 Circa: 1880 $4,600 (For the locket only - collar is for display only. Collar is able for purchase and viewing here: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/product/15-carat-gold-antique-collar-from-the-victorian-era/
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Green gold is rarely found today and was used in the late 1800's to highlight sections of a piece as can be seen here in this very attractive antique silver, rose and green gold locket made in 1893. With a beautiful floral motif, the locket is made in sterling silver and the flowers highlighted in rose gold and the leaves in green gold. With a lovely soft hue coming from the green, this is such an attractive antique locket that will continue to be admired and commented on every time that it is worn. Measuring 32mm across by 51mm, inside there is room to fit two photos to make it even more personal and special and will sit perfectly from a chain. Made in the Victorian era, this is a lovely example of an antique photo locket that is not only still in wonderful condition, but also so unique and special. Stock# ES8186 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1893 $Sold.
This is such a beautiful hand engraved 15 carat yellow gold locket from the Victorian era, that would have taken such an immense time to hand engrave all those years ago, and allows either side to be worn facing forward where it will always be admired and commented on. The exquisite hand engraving really shines through and shows why hand engraving is far superior to machine engraving or mass produced lockets that are stamped out by the hundreds and all look the same. There is nothing quite like an antique, and nothing more individual than engraving something by hand. Measuring 31mm by 48mm, inside allows two photos to be placed to make this locket even more special and personal and even well after 120 years has passed since it was made, it still looks and feels wonderful to the touch. This is a lovely example of a late Victorian locket that will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES819 Circa: 1890 $2,600
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Here is such a beautifully hand engraved antique sterling silver locket that dates from the late Victorian era of the 1890's and is so incredible to admire from both sides. Measuring 34.1mm by 47.1mm, this is the perfect size to wear around the neck and get the attention and admiration that it so rightly deserves. The quality and detail in the hand engraving is just amazing and is a real testament to the jewellers during this time and what they could achieve. The time needed to hand engrave both sides would have been immense and there is nothing like hand engraving. Whereas now photo lockets are machine engraved or even more commonly just pressed and stamped out, nothing beats the look and tactile feel of something that has been hand engraved. And inside two photos will easily be able to be placed making this then become so much more personal and special to the wearer. Regardless of which side is being shown, there is little doubt that this antique locket will always be admired and appreciated. Stock# ES8034 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
There is nothing more personal than a photo locket with photos of loved ones inside, and here is a very beautiful antique 9ct rose gold heart shaped locket made in 1903 that is just gorgeous. Rose gold has a lovely warm colour to it that looks so beautiful on the skin, and this locket measures 18.5mm across by 19.7mm and is the perfect size to wear on a short chain to allow it to sit on the neckline. With such a romantic heart shape and able to fit two photos inside, this is such a sweet and beautiful photo locket from the Edwardian era that looks as beautiful today as when it was made. Stock# ES8029 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1903 $Sold.
There is nothing more personal than your own photos inside a locket, and here is a very beautiful antique rose gold hand engraved locket made in 9ct gold in 1913 that will look perfect when worn around the neck. With a lovely floral pattern on both sides, the locket measures 19.3mm across by 25.3mm plus the link for the necklace to run through and when worn against the skin, the lovely warm tone of the rose gold will look even more beautiful. Able to fit two photos inside, this antique locket is so beautiful and highlights the quality of hand engraving over machine engraving making this not only a lovely antique photo locket, but one that is as individual as the photos to be placed inside. Stock# ES7534 Hallmarked: Chester 1913 $Sold
More commonly found able to hold two photos, it is wonderful to get a locket such as this antique rose gold hand engraved four sided family photo locket. From the outside both sides are so beautiful to touch and admire the elegant hand engraving that would have taken such a long time to achieve. Whereas many lockets are either stamped out en masse or machine engraved, nothing beats the individuality and quality of something that has been engrave by hand. Made in 9ct rose gold, the locket measures 19.3mm and is the perfect size to wear on a chain around the neck. Then opening the locket reveals of course the four individual sections that separates this locket apart from so many others. This is such a lovely antique photo locket from the early 1900's that is as beautiful as it is unique. Stock# ES1941 Circa:1900 $Sold.
No matter which side you look at, there is no doubt that this antique 18ct yellow gold hand engraved photo locket is just breathtaking to hold and admire. Dating from the late 1800's, this antique locket was so expertly hand engraved and it shows when you look at how finely the engraving has been done. Whereas today most lockets are stamped out in a mass produced way or machine engraved, nothing beats the quality of hand engraving. This is even more tire when you consider that this photo locket is well over 100 years old and still around today. Measuring 34.2mm across by 42.5mm or 55.3mm to the top of the lovely wide bail at the top, inside it will hold two photos and once these are placed inside, you have not only a beautiful piece of jewellery, but something that is now so much more personal. The way this locket feels in the hand thanks to the soft curve of the oval shape combined with the exquisite hand engraving, will no doubt have this locket always be loved and cherished and most certainly admired. Antique jewellery is not only so beautiful but also so unique, and this locket is certainly a testament to this. Stock# ES7795 Circa: 1890 $Sold