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Victorian Pearl “VA” Portrait Locket


This large Victorian locket features the initials "VA" (or perhaps "AV") are rendered in gold and pearls atop a piece of black grosgrain fabric. The reverse side features a lovely portrait miniature of a young woman with a blue ribbon in her hair.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), pearls, grosgrain black ribbon, portrait miniature

  • Age

    c. 1870

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    2 1/8" length including the bale, 1 3/8" width

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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.