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Antique Etched Oval Locket

$385.00

Description

This necklace features an antique, rosy gold-filled locket, c. 1910, on a chain made of handwoven, gold-filled chainmaille and antique book chain segments.  The etched floral design of the locket's front includes clear and red paste stones. The reverse side is etched with a cursive monogram.  The locket shuts securely and the back side is very slightly dented - considering it is over 100 years old the locket is in great condition!

Details and Materials

  • 14k gold filled jump chainmaille jump rings
  • antique gold filled necklace links
  • gold-filled spring ring clasp
  • locket hangs from an antique pocket watch swivel clip and can be removed
  • necklace is 30" in length, can be shortened to 24"
  • locket drops 3" from center jump ring

Origin Story

The inside of this locket is marked H&H with an etched star, indicating it was made by Hamilton & Hamilton Jr. of Providence Rhode Island, a jewelry manufacturer that opened in 1883 and closed its doors in 1922.  The antique pocket watch clip is marked H&SB with an etched star, indicating it was made by the W.S. Blackinton & Company.  This company was started by two brothers in 1865 and was originally a manufacturer of gold jewelry in Meriden, CT.