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9K Gold Victorian Heart Shaped Locket with Hand Engraving


The perfect locket to hold images of your loved ones, this 9k gold Victorian locket has lovely hand engravings, with a blank cartouche still left to be personalized if you choose! The engravings on the front of the locket are heart-shaped foliates, centering around an open shield that looks beautiful as is, or could be engraved to add something or someone new to this locket’s story. On the back, the engravings become more elaborate, covering the entire surface with flowers, scrolling foliate, and impeccable cross hatching. The piece was engraved with such skill and mastery—hand engraving in this fashion has become a lost art! 

The 9k gold has a wonderful rosy hue to it. It is unmarked but acid tests as 9k. The back of the locket contains the maker’s mark “S. Bros.” The locket opens and closes well. One of the sides has a frame and glass panel that a photo can be placed under. The other side could hold a photo, but has no glass to frame it. 

The locket weighs 3.4 grams. It is 1” x 13/16”, not including the round bail which measures 6.7 mm. 

Circa 1892-1894. 

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