Antique Late Victorian Cross Mourning Locket and chain in 9ct Gold
This Late Victorian locket features a black enamel cross motif and is set in 9ct gold. Opening to reveal hair strands, something more on at the morbid side of a trend in the Victorian era, placing a piece of a deceased loved ones hair into an item of jewellery to eternalize their soul in a keepsake worn in remembrance. It can also be used or replaced with a small photograph or memento of you own inside! Finished off with a 9ct gold chain from a later date and looks very charming when worn.
|Condition: ||Very Good, slightest signs of wear due to age and use |
|Defects: ||None |
|Date / Period: || Late Victorian |
|Marks: || 9ct on chain |
|Weight: ||15.4g total |
|Dimensions: ||Locket Height 31mm, Width 20mm, Depth 6mm. Chain Wearable Length 45cm |
|Materials: || 9ct Yellow Gold, Black Enamel |
Victorian (1837 - 1901)
The Victorian era lasted the full reign of Queen Victoria which saw vast expansion of the British Empire. Over her 64 year reign we saw changes in socialism, industry, fashion and jewellery, and women became the primary jewel wearers. There are three sub-periods in this era, the first being the 'Romantic Period' which reflected the Queens love for her husband, and the adoration shown from her nation. Manufacturing developments meant that by the end of this period jewellery was no longer made solely by hand. Following this, the time frame named the 'Grand Period' emerged where there was a revival of ancient jewelry styles, this period also began with much death and war which increased the demand for mourning jewellery. By the 1880's diamond pieces were very popular due to their discovery in South Africa in 1867. The final years of Victoria's reign, the 'Aesthetic Period', jewellery became lighter and smaller as women became an integral part of the workforce. The fashion trendsetters at this time were actors and actresses as the entertainment industry boomed.
- Product Code: N53
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