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.
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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.