A poignant symbol of everlasting love. As a nod to the era's affinity for symbolic meaning, the ivy leaf design is rich in detail and crafted by hand, with each line and curve delicately etched into the surface of the locket. The bright sterling silver patina gleams in the light, casting a radiant sheen over the one-of-a-kind design.
With its spacious cache and generous silhouette, this locket is perfect for storing a cherished memory and a slim memento from a loved one. 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 setting. The original frame holds your photo tightly in place without a glass or plastic insert. Closes firmly with a satisfying snap. Symbolism in antique and vintage jewelry is common, yet it can be hard to spot if you don't know what you're looking for. Often, specific natural gemstones, flowers, birds, and motifs like stars and anchors were imbued with meanings that have fallen out of present-day society's collective memory. To appreciate the power of symbols in antique jewelry is to imagine what it would have been like to wear the piece and step back into history. 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_1503 GS 9.2.1 (1503).
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.