So often you can look at an antique and admire the quality of the work, however it is easy to overlook the sentiment that s behind many of the designs that were used. Historically ivy was used to represent ever lasting love, friendship or marriage, and the front of this photo locket has been so beautifully hand engraved with ivies all over.
Made in sterling silver in the late 1800's, the time and attention to detail to hand engrave this locket would have been immense and shows just how beautiful hand engraving is over machine engraving or simply stamped out.
Measuring 39.5mm across by 49.8mm to the top of the bail, inside it can hold two photos, that once placed inside, adds to the personal charm of the locket even more.
This is such a beautiful antique locket that has a wonderful sentiment attached.
Hand engraved antique locket
Hand engraved antique locket made in sterling silver in the late Victorian era. This locket was hand engraved with ivies.
Where can I buy an antique photo locket?
Kalmar Antiques in Sydney's Queen Victoria Building always have a large range of genuine antique photo lockets.
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. With a wide range of antique engagement rings,
What did ivy represent in jewellery?
Ivy was used to represent ever lasting love, friendship or marriage.
Click here to see a small selection of more antique lockets 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: