Antique Locket with Diamond-Shaped Design

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This necklace features an antique gold-filled locket, c. 1910, with repousee details, paste stones and diamond shaped panels, on a chain that was hand assembled from components of vintage watch chains and gold-filled jump rings.  The locket dangles from a beautifully detailed antique pocket watch shepherd's hook.  There is a cursive monogram inscribed on the reverse side of the locket.

Details and Materials

  • Locket is 1 1/4" x 1 1/8" wide
  • Necklace is 30" in length and can be shortened on request
  • Watch hook is 1 3/4" long
  • Chain contains gold-filled and silver links

Origin Story

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.