Antique mid-Victorian garnet locket, from about 1880


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This sweet garnet pendant with its hinged glass locket back is typical of jewellery from the late Victorian period at the end of the 19th century. 

There was a move away from the larger bold pieces of the mid-Victorian era, and a return to the smaller, more delicate jewellery of the early years of the 1800s.

Pavé-set Bohemian garnets were still fashionable, though this quintessentially Victorian gemstone would soon fall out of favour as tastes changed to a paler palette in the Edwardian period. 

The locket back would have contained a lock of hair or a photo of a loved one. Sentiment is one of the defining tenets of 19th century jewellery. 


• Handmade in garnet gold (low-carat gold)

• Set with rose-cut Bohemian garnets

• Approximately 3.7cm (almost 1 1/2 inches long, including original bale

• Weight is 4.2 grams

• In excellent antique condition

• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (the antique boxes are not included)

• Note: some of the other jewellery – including the antique gold chain – is for sale separately (some has sold). Please get in touch if you’d like information about any of it

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description. 

I’d be very happy to send more information and images.

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