Here is such a beautiful and versatile set on antique jewellery that will always be admired no matter how you choose to wear it.
Antique collars make such a wonderful impact around the neck, and not only has the collar and locket stayed together for over 130 years, but they can easily be worn together or the collar on its own or the locket on another chain or even a thick black cord to make an impact.
Dating from the 1880's and made in sterling silver, the collar measures 48.5cm in length, with the round links measuring 1.2cm wide with the long links along with the locket beautifully hand engraved. It is fitted with a bolt ring which can be used in a multitude of ways, by being worn at the back of the neck, at the front without anything attached making a feature of itself, or of course being used to hold the locket.
The locket itself holds two photos inside and measures 41.9mm across by 47.7mm or 64.3mm to the top of the large bail, and the hand engraved front shows just how much time and attention went into engraving it so beautifully all by hand all those years ago.
Antique collar and locket
Antique collar and locket made in the 1890’s
How long have collars been worn for?
Collars have been around since Egyptian times and were very popular in the late Victorian era as well as the choker style in the Art Deco era of the 1920's to the 1940's. The collar is a timeless design that were often made in sterling silver or gold.
Where can I buy antique jewellery in Australia?
At Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. For over thirty five years, we have been dealing in fine quality antique jewellery and watches.
Where an I repair my antique ring?
At Kalmar Antiques we specialise in repairing antique jewellery. We employ Master Jewellers who know how to correctly repair antique jewellery.
Click here to see more antique pendants that are currently in store:
Click here to see a small selection of more antique lockets that are currently in store:
Collars have been around since Egyptian times and were very popular in the late Victorian era as well as the choker style in the Art Deco era of the 1920's to the 1940's.
Click here to see more antique necklaces and collars that are currently in store:
Click here for a link to the beautiful and historic Queen Victoria Building. We are on the top floor and are the only antique jewellery store in the building: