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Victorian “AH Aug 20 1863” Orb Locket


What happened on August 20, 1863? For one, Confederate guerillas attacked the pro-Union town of Lawrence, Kansas, murdering between 185 to 200 men and boys and destroying most of the town. Among the raiders was a young man named Jesse James. I doubt this locket is linked in any way to that event, but what a world, ya know? There's space inside for one photo and a hollowed-out spot for a keepsake.


  • Materials

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

  • Age

    engraved Aug 20 1863

  • Condition

    Very good - a few tiny dings

  • Size

    3/4" length including the bale, 1/2" 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.

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Lockets:Magical, Medicinal, Memorial.

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