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Mid Victorian Memorial Dedication Photo Locket


Minimalist Victorian lockets such as this are not uncommon. Used to hold photos or locks of hair, they can be found in various shapes with fittings that run the gamut of gold karat. This locket, however, is extra special. Discreetly engraved along the exterior is a memorial dedication which reads: Eleanora Mayers Obt 3 May 1845. Undoubtedly, this locket once held a lock of hair but came to us empty. On a new 18" 14k gold chain.


  • Materials

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

  • Age

    engraved 3 May 1845

  • Condition

    Very good - would have held hair originally but is now empty

  • Size

    7/8" length including the bale, 5/8" diameter, 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.