Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Crescent Moon Shooting Star Pendant Locket

Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Crescent Moon Shooting Star Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Crescent Moon Shooting Star Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Crescent Moon Shooting Star Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Crescent Moon Shooting Star Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Crescent Moon Shooting Star Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Crescent Moon Shooting Star Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Crescent Moon Shooting Star Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Crescent Moon Shooting Star Pendant Locket
Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Crescent Moon Shooting Star Pendant Locket

Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Crescent Moon Shooting Star Pendant Locket

Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Gold setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear, no dents.

Glass is shimmering without chips or surface wear, stones are bright without any darkening (a few stones are replacements and not original). No original frames (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.

Celestial design artistically renders a crescent moon (a symbol for female empowerment during Victorian/Edwardian era) and shooting stars. Details are recessed and etched by hand with gypsy set paste adding shimmer.

Oversized silhouette is solidly made with substantial weight and feel in your hand. Locket has slightly puffy cache and lays flush when worn. 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_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.


Antique Victorian Yellow Gold Filled Crescent Moon Shooting Star Pendant Locket