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Georgian Crosshatched Scales Heart Locket
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A late Georgian locket modeled in the shape of a heart and embellished with a crosshatched design which was intended to evoke the scales of a snake (which, as we all know by now, is a symbol of endless love).

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), glass lenses, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1820

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    7/8" length including the bale, 3/4" at the widest point, 18" chain

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

HEARTS:The Symbol of Love

The double-clefted heart icon was born in the Middle Ages.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Lockets:Magical, Medicinal, Memorial.

It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.