Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Silver setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear, no dents. One original frame holds your photo in place.
Bale is secure and original. Shuts firmly with a satisfying snap.
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story. Victorians had a love for ferns or Pteridomania and were given the center of attention on this locket. Intricate design (notice heart border) is raised in slight relief from the lockets face. Locket has a full silhouette with a roomy interior allowing for photos as well as a slim memento. Symbolism in antique and vintage jewelry is common, yet it can be hard to spot if you dont know what youre 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 societys 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. Designers switched from darker pieces to more delicate designs that looked light and natural. Motifs became more about nature, the heron bird was a popular choice, and the pieces became more decorative. A preference for natural gemstones and naturalistic curving lines grew - replacing the iconographic, ornate looks of earlier Victorian pieces.
_gsrx_vers_1292 GS 8.3.6 (1292). The item "Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Aesthetic Heart Leaf Large Locket Pendant" is in sale since Wednesday, August 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.