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Antique Gold-Filled Slide and Locket Necklace OOAK

$185.00

Antique Gold-Filled Slide and Locket Necklace OOAK

$185.00

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Description

This one-of-a-kind necklace features an antique gold-filled slide with glass seed pearls and an amethyst paste stone paired with a two-toned gold locket, circa 1900.  The base of the locket is rose-gold filled, with raised designs of a swallow and flower in yellow gold.  With the slide, the locket drops 1 3/4" from the antique, rose-gold filled watch chain.

Details

  • 20" long
  • locket is 23 mm wide and high [including bail]

Materials

  • gold-filled locket
  • gold-filled slide charm
  • rose gold-filled watch chain
  • gold-filled spring ring clasp

Origin Story

The maker's mark indicates the locket was produced by the Bliss Brothers, a company founded in 1896 in Attleboro, Massachusetts. 

Lockets gained popularity during the Victorian era after Queen Victoria wore a mourning locket with a photo inside of her beloved husband Albert every day, setting a fashion trend. Prior to his passing, her husband had gifted her with a charm bracelet with eight lockets, each containing a lock of hair from each of their children.

Swallows were a popular motif in Victorian jewelry and symbolized home and heart - swallows were said to be the first birds seen on ships as they approached land, and were also known to mate for life.