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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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With beautiful hand engraving on both sides, this antique locket will sit and look perfect on any chain around the neck, and once photos are placed inside, becomes so much more special to the wearer. Made in 9 carat rose gold in 1915, many antique lockets were made as back and front lockets which were made by having two sheets of gold sandwiched over a base metal, and although these are perfectly fine, there is something more special about ones made in solid gold such as this one here. The colour of the rose gold is just divine having such a warm tone to it as well as having a place in the front that can be engraved with initials if one wishes. Measuring 16.2mm across by 20.5mm or 32.8mm to the top of the bail, inside this locket can hold two photos and is just perfect for any time of the day or night. Stock# ES9056 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1915 $Sold.
With such a beautiful design on the front, this sterling silver antique locket dates from the 1890's and has a wonderful floral design on the front that is highlighted with green gold. Gold can be alloyed with other metals such as copper to produce rose gold, and while not common today, modern green gold is made it is a very soft green-yellow colour, however years ago it was made by adding cadmium to the alloy 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 especially when set against sterling silver as can be seen here on the front to emphasise the leaf design. This subtle colour comes through so lovely and adds such a wonderful unique aspect that makes it so much more unique than any modern that is just mass produced today. With a gorgeous border as well as a design running vertically down the front, the locket measures 36.5mm across by 44.8mm or 57.2mm to the top of the bail. Able to hold two photos inside, this is such a beautiful example of a genuine antique locket that will always be admired and loved. Stock# ES9020 Circa: 1890 $1,750
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Made in the late Victorian period of the 1890's, this antique locket in sterling silver is not only so attractive to admire from near or far, but also has a wonderful sentiment attached. Measuring 25.3mm across by 30.7mm or 43.2mm to the top of the bail, the design on the front is of a buckle which is a traditional design often seen in Victorian jewellery and represented a binding love, and then it is further highlighted with an ivy, that represented ever lasting love, friendship or marriage. Then all of this is further highlighted with the exquisite hand engraving that shows how much care and attention went into making this locket all those years ago. Able to easily hold two photos inside, this is not only a beautiful example of a genuine antique locket, but one with so much charm and sentiment attached. Stock# ES9017 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
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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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.
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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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
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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