SOLD: Victorian round locket in 15-carat gold, inscribed 1856


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Don’t you love it when you open a jewel and find a surprise inside?

This lovely, small 15-carat yellow gold locket appears to have been made about 1900, when a new appreciation for unadorned surfaces – anticipating modernism – became fashionable.

But the interior inscription places it firmly at 1856, as it’s a mourning locket, commemorating a young woman called Minnie who died at the age of 39.

It’s in wonderful condition for its age, and there is provision for a photo on the other side.

Beautifully made, it has a thick rounded edge and a concealed hinge.


• Handmade in 15-carat yellow gold
• Approximately 1.9cm (3/4 inch) in diameter
• Weight is 5.4 grams
• In excellent antique condition: there’s a tiny pinprick-sized mark on one side
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other jewellery is for sale separately – 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.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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