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The mourning locket is a little piece of out history. During the Victorian era it was common to keep a memento of a departed loved one in a locket. Here are a selection of original pieces for you to choose from. Mourning jewellery from the 1800s is now quite sought after.
A. Small Locket with Cross. From the reign of Queen Victoria. A small gold filled locket with a black enamel cross on the back. The front has a glass covered compartment with a plait of hair in side. It is 3/4 inch or 2 cms long plus the hanging loops.
B. Black Locket £50. The Victorians loved all black jewellery, this one is made of Gutta Percha or similar material which we no longer see. It has a berries design on the front and the reverse is perfectly plain.
C. In memory of Locket £80
A very decorative memory locket with an enamelled front. It reads "In memory of". Inside the locket is both of its original retaining rings and one of the sides also has the original glass. It is made of gold back and front. The locket is just under 1 inch high. In excellent condition.
Item no: 379-20