ANTIQUE VICTORIAN TURQUOISE PEARL GOLD PICTURE PENDANT LOCKET CIRCA 1900
This fabulous Victorian 9ct Gold picture pendant is genuine Victorian, Circa 1900.
The glass windows are in place on both sides of the pendant, and complete with a photograph of an elegant young lady.
A border of Turquoise’s and Pearls adorn this fabulous locket and crown the top of the bale as well.
Pearls have a wonderful lustre with a rich creamy tone, they are lovely lustrous and natural.
The Turquoise is said to have healing properties, it protects the wearer from negative energy and brings good fortune. Turquoise is the symbol of friendship, it brings peace to the home and has long being a symbol of forget me not.
"Forget-me-not, O Lord!" is what a poor German knight shouted as he fell into a river.
He and his lady were picking flowers by the side of the river at the time, no doubt enjoying the beautiful day around them, and yet as fate would have it, the knight's armour dragged him down to the bottom as he fell in.
Upon his cries to the Lord, he threw the blue posy of flowers to his loved one and promptly drowned. This little tale reportedly dates to around the 15th century, but no doubt had different permeations along the way, as romantic stories often do. Hence, the concept of remembrance, eternal love and faithfulness grow from this.
All set in Gold and hallmarked 9ct on the reverse.
Purchased in London and steeped in English history.
Looks fabulous when worn, a great talking piece.
Weighs 8.7 grams.
Measures 36mm across x 37mm down x 44mm including bale.
Locket measures 27mm across x 27mm down.