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Georgian Oval Locket


Made many years before the advent of photography, this double-sided locket would have held a lock of hair as a memento. Now, it's the perfect vessel for a pic of your family (and a lock of hair too, if you like.) Note the subtle details that set it apart from modern lockets: the hinged bail at the top, the gold tab for your fingernail to open the lenses. The convex lenses will softly magnify your images.


  • Materials

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

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1 1/4" length including the hinged bale, 3/4" width, 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

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.