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Antique Gold-Filled Locket with Horseshoe and Paste Stones

$185.00

Antique Gold-Filled Locket with Horseshoe and Paste Stones

$185.00

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Description

This necklace features a 25 mm round rose gold-filled locket embellished with clear paste stones, arranged in a horseshoe design.  It dates to the early 20th century, circa 1910.  The locket is 1" in diameter, in good working order and marked "H&H."  It dangles from an antique watch clip and is attached to a period, gold-filled book chain necklace.  The clip and locket drop 2 3/4" from the chain.

Details

  • 18" long
  • can be lengthened upon request

Materials

  • gold-filled spring ring clasp
  • gold-filled book chain necklace
  • gold-filled pocket watch clip
  • gold-filled jump rings
  • gold-filled locket

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. The horseshoe was a popular icon in Victorian-era jewelry, representing good fortune as it does today.  If the horseshoe faces upwards it is said to bring luck to the wearer; downwards, like the one in this piece, sends luck out into the universe.