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).
10k gold (tests), glass lenses, new 14k gold chain
Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use
7/8" length including the bale, 3/4" at the widest point, 18" chain
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1714 — 1837
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.
The double-clefted heart icon was born in the Middle Ages.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.