From Birmingham, England c. 1881, the hallmarks tell us, comes this superb and striking Victorian locket necklace, hand fabricated and hand engraved in silver. The oval locket measures just over 1 5/8 inches (exclusive of the bail) by 1 1/4 inches and is extravagantly ornamented with a central flora...(more)
A Sweet heart locket from the mid-20th century. The locket is finished with a hand etched scroll motif, English with Birmingham hallmarks and a date mark of 1957. The locket opens to reveal two frames for pictures of your loved ones to keep close to your heart.
The most beautiful and unusual Bohemian Garnet locket we've come across.
The sizable (2 3/8 by 1 3/8 inches) diamond-shape (as in playing cards) plaque and matching bail glitters and glows with double-tiered array of
multi-shaped garnets, closely packed for a stunning effect. The reverse houses a di...(more)
On the front, a rose gold swallow eternally hovers over a charming, hand engraved Chinois style fan and potted plant; on the reverse a fancifully hand engraved monogram (letter H) surmounts the the date '1879', in this superb and stunning Victorian-era keepsake, sturdily crafted in velvety 15K yello...(more)
Reflecting the true sense of Victorian sentimentality is this lovely British, 9K heart shaped locket, featuring hand engraved stylized forget-me-nots surrounding an empty plaque still awaiting a personalized monogram. The locket opens to reveal a compartment perfect for displaying a loved one's phot...(more)
Diminutive and darling, kind of like a tiny pocket watch, this Victorian era treasure measures 5/8 inch across, displays intricate engine engraving on both sides and currently displays woven hair from a dearly departed, circa 1875. The initials E.F.B. are engraved on the front.
This 'dear diary' latches from the bottom to reveal double locket compartments. An original English Victorian keepsake, handcrafted in in 15 karat yellow gold and fully, intricately and artfully hand-engraved on both sides. This captivating volume measures 1 by 3/4 inch.
Small-scale lockets don't come any more charming than this French-made, 19th-century jewel. Superbly hand-fabricated in matte textured and repousse 18 karat yellow gold, this lovely keepsake is centered with a pearl and rose-cut diamond rosette and is crowned with a classic bow. Pristine and preciou...(more)
This unique and unusual, sizable (almost 2 by 1 1/2 inches) and distinctively beautiful locket was made using a long-lost process called Niello, which lends a darkened, gun metal type finish to silver jewelry and objet d'art. The oval is centered with an inlaid flower basket rendered in brightly con...(more)
If you've been searching for a heart of gold, we can 'heartily' recommend this charming example of the hand-engraved puffed variety, crafted in 9 karat gold, circa 1900, in Great Britain and containing a locket compartment to display and protect a portrait of your loved one. 7/8 inch high without th...(more)
This Victorian locket is fashioned in 14 karat gold with a rich bloomed finish, accented in Etruscan style with raised, hand fabricated scrolls, twisted wire and milgrained details, framing a central half circlet of dainty seed pearls. The locket opens to reveal a compartment for a treasured keep...(more)
This uncommonly lovely and sizable Victorian locket (measuring 2 by 1 1/4 inches) is masterfully rendered in satiny, bloomed 18 karat yellow gold and is adorned in front with delicate seed pearls, each shimmering from within an Etruscan style beaded setting. This precious keepsake, circa 1875, opens...(more)
Reputedly from nineteenth-century Budapest, Hungary (of all places! although no hallmarks survive), comes this very unusual and and unusually beautiful round locket colored in a winter white enamel background and centered with a 1 carat natural royal blue sapphire. Three rubies, four rose-cut diamon...(more)
A sizable (1 7/16 inches wide), unmonogrammed(!) round locket, crafted in sturdy, shimmering 10K yellow gold and centered with a single European-cut diamond sparkler to protect and display a picture of your loved one. Original late-Victorian - circa 1900.
Here is one of the finest and most fabulous Victorian locket and necklace combinations we've had the privilege to offer. This pristine jewel begins with a remarkable 16 inch-plus long, expandable (springy) braided link necklace with granulated terminals leading to a matching, removable 2 1/2 inch ex...(more)
Romance and patriotism come together in this wonderful Victorian heart locket, circa 1880, lovingly hand crafted in velvety 15ct yellow gold (hence of British origin) and emblazoned with red (ruby), white (diamond) and sapphire star-set gemstones; the colors of the Union Jack and Old Glory alike. 7/...(more)
Raphael's winged cherub, rendered in enamel, is pondering eternity on the front of this diminutive (11/16 inch without the loop) round locket dating from the mid-1800s. The reverse is emblazoned with a decorative, shaded blue enamel monogram: BT or TB. As sweet as can be.
Here we have one of the most striking and unusual locket and chain pairs that we've ever run across. Crafted in 800 silver with dark gunmetal colored inlays, a complicated process known as niello, the concentric circle motif of the locket is centered with a rose gold flower and suspends from ...(more)
From the days of Charles Dickens, The Bronte sisters, Thomas Hardy, et al, a charming book locket hand crafted in 9ct yellow gold, hence of British origin, and masterfully hand engraved on both sides. This miniature tome displays a hand painted portrait of a comely Victorian lass and measures 7/8 by...(more)
An artfully stylized, crisply hand engraved, Greek-key sash decorates both sides of this Victorian oval locket, crafted in nineteenth century Great Britain in velvety patinated 15K yellow gold. i inch by 3/4 inch.
From the very literary nineteenth century British Isles come this captivating volume with a beautifully hand engraved, 15ct. yellow gold cover. A picture is worth a thousand words! 3/4 inch.
From Victorian England, a charming oval locket hand crafted in 15K yellow gold and masterfully hand engraved on both sides with foliate and floral motifs. Lovingly worn with age and un-monogramed! Just under one inch high by 13/16 inch wide.
This richly bloomed and substantially crafted 14k yellow gold locket is an intact Victorian historical treasure. The piece is uniquely decorated with ribbons of seed peals and rubies on the front and a hand-engraved scripted personalization (in German) on the back - dated 1874! When the locket was ...(more)
A rare, ravishing and rather unusual 1 3/8 inch diameter Victorian-era locket starring a bright and lively, lime green, emerald-cut peridot. The gorgeous gemstone is embellished by a sparkling round diamond at each corner and is embroidered all around with a beautiful baroque applique. A fanciful mo...(more)
A simply superb late-nineteenth century oval locket. The obverse features a raised garter or buckle (symbolizing holding a loved one close) with beautiful turquoise blue enamel on a field of delicate hand-engraving. The reverse has an exquisitely hand-engraved Gothic quatrefoil pattern. Inside are c...(more)
A lovely, turn-of-the-20th century pictorial locket depicting a piping shepherd and his sheep herding canine partner in repose under the shade of the old elm tree. This pleasing, pastoral, slide-out picture locket is encircled with tiny rose cut diamonds with matching bail.
A splendid late-19th century multi-dimensional bow and locket brooch masterfully handcrafted in rich (and unusual) 20 carat gold with scrolling leafy ribbons adorned with magnificent hand engraving and accented with bright robin's-egg-blue turquoise. This sizable and poetic brooch also features a ro...(more)
A sentimental memento from the mid-nineteenth century. A weighty 18K yellow gold puffed oval locket is decorated on its face with a pair of natural pearls and an old mine-cut pear-shape diamond hanging from golden vines against a black enamel background. The hand-engraved inscription on the inside r...(more)
A festive Christmas ornament for all year 'round. This exceptional antique heart-shape pendant locket, delicately crafted in 14K rose gold, glistens all around with alternating old cushion-cut diamonds, rubies and emeralds, all of which are of a bright, crystalline, gemmy quality. The double-puffed ...(more)
From late-19th Century Birmingham, England comes this unusual, substantial and beautifully crafted sterling silver oval locket, with a particularly handsome bale loop for attaching to a chain. The front is embossed with a riotous fern pattern - across many cultures ferns symbolize sincerity and con...(more)
This exceptionally fine locket and collar herald from the Aesthetic Period during Queen Victoria's rein, circa 1880, and was crafted in Birmingham, England. The Greco-Etruscan motifs of the highly detailed collar are of the Castellani and Guiliano school and the delightful locket features a marvelou...(more)
This magnificent locket and collar herald from the Aesthetic Period during Victoria's rein circa 1880, and was made in Birmingham, England. The Greco-Etruscan motifs of the collar are of the Castellani and Guiliano school and the over-sized locket has marvelous elements of floral Japonesque style, ...(more)
Here is a truly superb, sizable and versatile antique garnet pin and/or pendant combination piece from the mid-to-latter 19th century. The bottom tassel pendant is removable to allow both pieces to be worn separately - as a pin, pendant or as one of each. Etruscan-style granulation work ornament bot...(more)
A magnificently ornamented, multi-dimensional Victorian pendant and brooch centering on an elongated oval cabochon garnet overlaid with a sparkling diamond-set star. The concentric oval shaped sections are adorned with delicate Etruscan Revival granulation and twisted wire designs. A multi-strand ta...(more)
This magnificent and sentimental Victorian mourning necklace centers on an angelic presence holding aloft a dove of peace, artfully hand carved in a glorious black & white hardstone cameo. The 20-inch necklace is composed of striking geometric links each studded with seed pearl-centered rose gol...(more)
A rare and wonderful early-Victorian memorial bracelet (engraved '1847') conceals a sizable locket compartment under the hand-engraved and gracefully curved center section. The locket contains artfully braided blond and brunette hair. The back side is engraved "M.W.N.- M.N.P. 1914, ETI, Obt Nov 4th...(more)
A rare and thoroughly wonderful Victorian tassel necklace composed of rich 18 karat graduated spring gold. This exemplary antique necklace focuses on a pendant locket shimmering with a luminous moonstone adorned with Etruscan revival ornamentation continuing on to the matching bail above. The rever...(more)
This striking, sophisticated and highly unusual locket necklace centers on a square cut-cornered, or octagonal, malachite plaque presented in a multi-layered beveled frame highlighted with contrasting periwinkle blue enamel and 18 karat yellow gold. The reverse discloses a hinged locket door in whic...(more)
Here is a rare and wonderful, American made, antique locket chain in warmly patinated two-tone gold. The 20-inch necklace of beautifully ornamented multi-dimensional links transitions to a removable two-inch section with a bale to accommodate a locket, pendant or watch. An exquisite and versatile an...(more)
A superb and stylish tassel locket from the mid-to-latter 1800s. A decorative, multi-dimensional overlay with a band of tiny light pink coral half-beads alternating with rose-cut diamonds adorns the front of the open display locket and is finished with a tapered row of nineteen dancing tassels; vin...(more)
This delightful and relatively petite pendant locket with a matching bail from the latter 19th century will protect and keep a picture of your loved one close to your heart. A beauty.
This early to mid Victorian locket is constructed in 18 karat gold that features a beautiful fluted design throughout accented with geometric sides and gold beads. In the center you have an arc set with dainty seed pearls. The pendant opens to reveal a compartment for a treasured keepsake. Circa 18...(more)
This lovely locket from the 1930s is designed in a styled bell shape and somewhat resembles a pendant watch from the period. It is superbly crafted in 14k yellow gold and deep black enamel ornamented with white pin striping and and a lovely basket of flowers on the front. A unique treasure in which ...(more)
This is a most exquisite locket from the Victorian era. A hardstone cameo of a lovely lady in profile adorns the front of this richly detailed locket in green and rose gold.
This lovely hand painted miniature portrait depicts a flawless redheaded beauty wearing a fanciful sheer bonnet tied with a pink ribbon. She is dressed in flowing garb with a small bouquet of roses. The portrait is set into a simple brass octagonal frame.
This lovely locket uncommonly depicts a repousse fish design. Even more unique is the rose gold which has bloomed through the high karat patina leaving you with a warm two tone 10 karat gold piece.
This Victorian hand engraved locket is superbly crafted in 14 karat yellow gold. The locket is an ideal size, measuring approximately 1 1/2 inch in diameter, and is the perfect sentimental gift for your loved one. The delightful floral design encircles a center monogram which could be removed and r...(more)
An 18 karat yellow gold Art Nouveau round locket decorated with a soaring repousse eagle with exquisite detailing and a glittering swiss cut diamond in place of the rising sun, engraved on reverse 'Lola 1913'.
14K Yellow gold late Victorian/Art Nouveau round locket featuring a detailed repousse eagle with wings fully spread and a landscape background highlighted with a small swiss cut diamond.
This superb sentimental treasure of early Victorian vintage is artfully and intricately crafted in multi-layers with turquoise beads and white enamel exhibiting classic Victorian ornamentation. Although stunning purely as a brooch, the locket compartment on the back will keep a photo of your loved o...(more)
Quintessential, multi-dimensional Victorian decorative motifs abound with a teeny-tiny star-set rose-cut diamond in the center of this oval brooch. The reverse side of the brooch allows for a souvenir of a loved one.
A darling oval locket, by way of Victorian England, crafted in 15K yellow gold and thoroughly engraved on on both sides except for where your monogram goes! This charming keepsake currently displays a lock of hair from the days of yore. 1 1/4 by 11/16 inch.