Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Gold setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear, no dents. Glass has fresh sheen with no chips and light surface wear. One original frame holds your photo in place (no glass/plastic inserts). Bale is secure and original.Shuts tightly with satisfying "snap". Tests for gold filled, glass. We can precisely size, vividly print, and precision-cut photos to perfectly fit inside your locket. Tap here to personalize your locket. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story. Uncommon, truly large locket, has a bold look due to both its size and its dimensional and detailed design. While raised in only slight relief, through repousse technique, design has effect of much greater dimension.
Central paste glitters from recessed center, a subtle yet special design detail. Oversized silhouette is solidly made with substantial weight and feel in your hand. Locket has slim cache laying flush when worn.Repousse is a technique used on metals that results in a three dimensional, sometimes hollow or open back design. The maker hammers the metal from one side, to form a three dimensional design on the other. Repousse dates from ancient civilizations yet the technique is found in a wide variety of fine jewelry even today. 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_1326 GS 8.4.1 (1326). 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.