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Victorian Heart-Shaped Mourning Locket


This poor kid was only six years old. An unthinkable loss for any parent, but one commemorated with a gold heart and crystal lenses to hold a lock of hair (the hair is long gone.)


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), rock crystal, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    Dedicated in 1871

  • Condition

    Very good - small chip along the curve of one crystal heart lens (it is not sharp)

  • Size

    1 1/4" length including the bale, 7/8" x 5/8" heart, 18" chain

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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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HEARTS:The Symbol of Love

The double-clefted heart icon was born in the Middle Ages.

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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.

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Hair Jewelry:Worn in Remembrance

Jewelry made from hair allowed the bereaved to keep their loved one with them always.