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Antique Gold-Filled Victorian Slide and Locket with Starburst Motif and Embedded Opal

$275.00

Antique Gold-Filled Victorian Slide and Locket with Starburst Motif and Embedded Opal

$275.00

Description

This one-of-a-kind necklace features an antique gold-filled slide charm with small seed pearls and a single opal connected to a locket with an etched starburst design and embedded opal. 

The locket, circa 1900, opens and closes securely.  Both picture frames are in tact.  There is a engraved cursive monogram on the backside of the locket.

The chain is a combination of handwoven, gold-filled chainmail and antique book chain segments.

Details

  • 18" long with 2" extender chain
  • locket is 28 mm in diameter
  • with the slide and jump ring, the locket hangs about 2 1/2" from the chain. 

Materials [all gold-filled]

  • lobster clasp
  • jump rings
  • antique locket with opal focal stone
  • antique book chain links

Origin Story

On the interior photo holder, the locket is signed W&SB with a star. W. & S. Blackinton Co. (W&SB) was originally a manufacturer of gold jewelry in Meriden, CT and was started by two brothers in 1865. 

This locket features a focal starburst design.  The Victorians were transfixed with celestial imagery, and motifs including crescent moons and stars adorned jewelry extensively in the mid to late 1800s.  The starburst design was extremely popular in all forms of late 19th century jewelry.