Antique Locket on Handwoven White Gold Chainmaille

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This necklace features handwoven, white gold-filled chainmaille with an antique locket pendant.  The locket is inscribed with a maker's mark for the S.& B. Lederer Company, a jewelry company originally based in Providence, Rhode Island and operating between 1878 and 1931.  The locket has a repousee design of grapes and grape leaves with a small paste stone.

Details and Materials

  • Can be worn 17 1/2" at its longest and 15" at its shortest
  • Locket hangs 2" from base of the necklace
  • Locket is attached with a vintage watch clip and can be removed
  • white gold-filled jump rings
  • gold-filled lobster clasp and jump rings
  • vintage gold-filled watch clip
  • vintage gold-filled locket with paste stone

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.