ANTIQUE VICTORIAN FLORAL HEART LOCKET 9CT GOLD BACK AND FRONT CIRCA 1900
A sweet antique 9ct Yellow Gold back and front heart locket from the Victorian era featuring beautiful engraved patterning on both sides.
The front depicts a beautiful bouquet of Forget me nots wrapped in Ivy leaves which represent a loving eternal attachment and add to the romance of the piece.
Forget me nots in an old German tale were discovered by two lovers walking by a river one day. After picking a beautiful bouquet of blue flowers for his loved one the poor gentleman sadly fell in the river and was swept away but before he vanished he yelled out ‘Forget-me-not!’ giving the flowers their name and a long lasting symbolism of love and remembrance.
The locket opens up to reveal a display of dried flowers behind one of the windows. These have been beautifully preserved and put there by a previous owner. They can be removed if preferred, so you can add your own flowers or photographs within.
The piece is steeped in Romantic sentiment and would make a wonderful gift for a loved one.
WEIGHT: 4.2 grams
MEASURES: 22mm across x 25mm down
METAL: 9ct Yellow Gold back and front
AGE: Victorian, Circa 1880 - 1900
ORIGIN: United Kingdom