Motifs are layered here. The forget-me not has heart-shaped petals, but did you notice the entire thing is made of a snake? Not just a snake, but an ouroboros. Someone was not afraid of symbolism. Initials are engraved on the back at the point of each heart.
14k gold (tests), silver, steel, glass, 3mm ruby, hair
Good - two of the heart lockets are missing their backing lenses and hair; pin might be a replacement
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1714 — 1837
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Serpents were the bodyguards of the ancient world.
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Floriography allowed the Victorians to communicate their desires without saying anything at all.