This antique Victorian locket is a unique treasure in miniature form. The hand-etched duck design, taking flight to symbolize a return home perhaps, is a mesmerizing display of intricate detail, made all the more remarkable by the locket's petite size. The gold-filled setting's diamond shape and rosy hue compliments the locket's one-of-a-kind charm and are just right for holding favorite memories close.
Want to personalize your locket? We can size, print, and precision-cut your photo(s) for a perfect fit. Bright patina with minimal surface wear to the gold setting. The pair of original frames holds photos tightly in place without glass or plastic inserts.
Closes firmly with a satisfying snap. Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed "day in the life" scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain time periods, Scotty dogs during the 1940's for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era.
Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in. A young Queen Victoria assumed her role in 1837 and her taste in jewelry quickly became culturally influential, within England and beyond. Her relationship to jewelry was enmeshed with her husband, Prince Albert, who gifted the Queen for their engagement, a snake ring, embedded with an emerald (her birthstone) in its head.
Continuing from the Georgian era and intensified by Queen Victoria. Taste, sentimental and figural jewelry was a major trend throughout the Victorian era.
When certain ideas and words were deemed too forward or improper to be spoken, jewelry and symbolic meaning was used to communicate what was left unsaid. _gsrx_vers_1516 GS 9.3 (1516).