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Georgian “Toujours Chere” Locket Ring

A SENTIMENTAL (and extraordinarily covetable) Georgian ring modeled in gold with an octagonal face featuring the words "Toujours Chere" in enamel with a lustrous seed pearl frame. And it gets better! The face of the ring opens to reveal a concealed locket. It almost certainly originally housed a lock of hair but came to us empty.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), enamel, seed pearls

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good - has been previously resized

  • Size

    8.75, can be resized; 5/8" head, 1.5mm at the narrowest part of the shank

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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.