A rather incredible gold rope link Victorian collar chain with a gorgeous daisy locket attached.
The antique locket is soft matte 'bloomed' gold with an intricate pattern of daises and rhinestones, the back is expertly monogrammed with a beribboned letter 'A' in an elaborate script. A simply gorgeous necklace.
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The gold filled locket shell has been 'bloomed', a technique where the gold was acid dipped to give a soft matte finish. The locket has a border and accents of sparkling rhinestones that contrast beautifully with the matte gold.
The locket has a single photo rim on the inside with a celluloid slip cover in place.
There is a heart-shaped "W&H Co." mark inside the locket - this piece was made by Wightman & Hough Co. whose very cute slogan was "There's a heart in every locket", the company operated from 1856 to 1922. For historical interest, I've included one of their advertisements in the images.
A heavy 10ct gold filled (unmarked but carefully tested) Victorian rope chain in a collar formation - the lipped spring ring clasp is worn to the front and the locket is on an extension chain. The extender drop can be easily unclipped and the chain looks lovely worn on its own.
The main chain is just under 19 inches or 48cm long and is 6.5mm wide. The drop chain is 4cm long.
Age: late 1800s
Weight: 53.3 grams in total, the chain alone weighs 43 grams.
Condition: Excellent. The locket has been very well cared for, possibly never worn. There is a very faint graze to the back above the monogram, barely there. I believe this to be the original pairing of locket and chain.
Wow. A superb Victorian collar chain and locket, beautifully designed and very, very pretty.
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