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Here is a very beautiful and elegant antique double sided photo locket that was made over 130 years ago and can so easily be worn on such a different selection of chains and always stand out. Made in the 1890's, the locket measures 39.2mm across by 48mm or 66mm to the top of the bail and will look superb on anything from a simple silver chain to a wonderful bold antique collar and always be admired. The design on the front is just incredible and then is highlighted with the most exquisite hand engraving that would have taken an immense amount of time. Whereas most engraving today is done by an electric engraver or simply stamped out, this hand engraving not only looks amazing, but also has such a wonderful tactile feel to it. Able to hold two photos inside, this is an amazing example of a late Victorian locket that look as good today as when it was made all those years ago. Stock# ES9026 Circa: 1890 $Sold
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
Here is a very elegant and regal looking antique locket set with pearls and diamonds in a border of enamel in such a stylish design that is sure to always be admired whenever it is worn. Made in 15 carat gold in the 1880's, the locket measures 30mm across by 34mm or 47.4mm to the top of the bail and would look great on a chain and even more fantastic on a nice wide antique collar. No matter how it is worn, it has the size and presence to always be noticed and once photos are placed inside, this will become such a personal piece to the wearer. Able to hold two photos inside, on the front the border of pearls are framed by a channel of blue enamel that contrasts so well against not only the pearls but also the gold. And then on the buckle section are two rose cut diamonds to add a further element of charm and style and glint delicately in the light. With a look and style that will always be admired, this is a wonderful example of a genuine antique locket that is 140 years old, and still looks magnificent. Stock# ES2349 Circa: 1880 $2,950
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Here is a very stylish and elegant antique photo locket that dates from the 1890's and looks as beautiful today as when it was made over 130 years ago. Made in 15 carat gold, the colour of the gold has such a beautiful soft tone to it which compliments the turquoise set on the front perfectly. Not only is the turquoise designed as a horseshoe, but the size of the turquoise graduates larger so beautifully as it nears the top then smaller as it goes back down. It is this small attention to detail that makes antique jewellery all the more special and beautiful and shows how much care was put into this when it was made. Measuring 30.9mm across by 37.3mm or 49.5mm to the top of the fancy bail, inside it has room for a photo on one side and once placed inside will make this even more special and personal to the wearer. So charming and delightful, this antique locket is destined to always look so elegant no matter where or when it is worn. Stock# ES3700 Circa: 1890 $2,350
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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 $Sold
Here is an exceedingly rare antique family locket that is able to hold an incredible six photos inside. Whereas traditionally the locket holds two photos, when they hold more than two they are also called family lockets, and antique photo lockets that can hold six photos are so incredibly hard to find and when found are usually in gold, so finding one in sterling silver makes this a real one of a kind piece that is like no other. This is such an incredible and exciting locket that is truly like no other. The oval sterling silver locket measures a nice large 36mm across by 44mm or 58.2mm to the top of the bail for a necklace to slide through, and has such a wonderful heft to it that feels wonderful to touch and even better around the neck. With a sleek polished finish to both sides, this can be worn with other antique jewellery or even modern contemporary jewellery and fit right in. This is one antique family locket that is so elegant and rare and wold become a true family heirloom. Stock# ES9062 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is such a beautiful antique sterling silver and rose gold photo locket that was made in 1885 that looks as beautiful today as when it was made 135 years ago and will suit any woman of any age. The design at the front is so magical to look at with not only a charming floral design, but the flowers themselves are highlighted in rose gold. The colour of the rose gold has that gorgeous warm tone to it that really accentuates the locket and will have people admiring it from near or far. Measuring 34.4mm across by 42.9mm or 63.1mm to the top of the bail, inside it can hold two photos that once placed inside will make this locket even more special and personal for the wearer. This is such a beautiful antique locket that is as beautiful today as when it was made all those years ago. Stock# ES9065 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1885 $Sold.
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 $Sold.
Here is such an amazing and rare antique family locket that holds not two, but six photos and is so beautifully hand engraved on both sides. Made in rolled gold which was a technique used from the 1860's where a layer of solid gold was bonded to metal, this is so much stronger and longer lasting than simply gold plating and also has the distinct advantage of being able to be engraved. With only the slightest amount of wear showing on the side, it is a testament to the quality and longevity of rolled gold. Measuring 24.6mm across by 27.8mm it is the perfect size to wear on a chain and thanks to the exquisite engraving can so easily be worn with either side facing forward. This is a spectacular example of an antique locket that will always be admired from near or far. Stock# ES9091 Circa: 1880 $2,650
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Here is a very beautiful and very rare antique pique locket that dates from the 1880's. Click here to read a brief article on pique jewellery: What is pique jewellery? With its beautiful chocolate brown colour emphasized by the border of gold as well as the shield in the centre, this will suit so many different styles of chains as well as outfits to wear it with and will always be a wonderful talking point. Measuring 29.3mm across by 37.2mm or 45.2mm to the top of the locket, inside it can hold two photos to make it so much more special and personal. There is nothing quite like a locket around your neck with photos of people that you love, and nothing quite like pique jewellery. Stock# ES9068 Circa: 1880 $1,450
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Quite often antique jewellery and can be so charming, and this is evident in this very sweet and beautiful antique locket with an image of a bird on the front. Made in sterling silver, the image of a bird on a branch about to eat a dragonfly, is made even more special with the bird and the branch highlighted on rose gold and the leaves in green gold. Gold can be made in different colours by being alloyed with other metals, such as to produce rose gold, it is made by primarily adding more copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in a lovely warm tone to it, and today although not very common, green gold is made by adding silver to the gold, however the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. However in the late 1800'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. The design combined with the rose and green gold all come together perfectly to make this such a beautiful antique locket from a bygone era. Measuring 33.8mm across by 43.2mm or 59mm to the top of the wide bail, inside it will hold two photos and is so beautiful to wear all the time. This is such a wonderful and unique example of a late Victorian locket, that will certainly always be noticed and admired. Stock# ES9064 Circa: 1895 $Sold