Mid Victorian Antique Photo Locket
Wonderful 15ct gold Victorian mourning locket
This locket is beautifully decorated with traditional foliate pattern centred with a black enamel cross
The reverse and bail of this superb high quality locket is also gold foliate decorated.
It opens to reveal a photo compartment to one side with photo of a young Victorian lady
The other side is engraved “In memory of A.F obt. 31 March 1874”
This is a very special mourning locket that is highly collectible
- It is 4.1cm (1 5/8″) long including bale x 2.5cm ( 1 “)wide
- Electrically tests 15ct gold
- It dates to the mid Victorian period circa 1870
- Weight 10.5 grams
- It is in excellent condition for age – a few tiny scratches to the cross enamel that are not noticeable
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref : 2386
Carat can refer to the quality or purity of gold – pure gold ie a metal that is 100% gold and nothing else but gold, is know or pure gold or 24-carat gold. So for example with a ring which is 18ct ie 18/24s gold or put another way, 18 divided by 24 is 0.750 or 3/4. You may see jewellery marked 0.750 which is a somewhat modern way of writing 18ct as we say in the UK and 18k as they say in the rest of the world. The colour of pure gold is yellow. However, if gold is mixed with other metals it can become a silvery colour, known as white gold, or pinky and is then known as rose gold.
Caring for and cleaning your Victorian mourning locket. As with most jewellery this locket needs treating with care. It should be wrapped in a soft cloth or kitchen paper and the storred in a box or drawer for protection and safety. This locket must not be cleaned with water. It should be cleaned and polished with a gold cleaning cloth.