ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 15CT GOLD TURQUOISE FORGET ME NOT LOCKET CIRCA 1880
This finely engraved 15ct Yellow Gold and Turquoise locket is patterned with forget me nots.
Turquoise are a lovely opaque stone with a calming blue/ green colour that was considered a symbol of friendship and said to bring good fortune. The stone has also long been associated with the Forget me not.
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.
Within this locket are two portrait photographs, secured with the original rims and windows, these can be removed if preferred so you can add your own history to the piece. A beautiful historic Locket with genuine charm.
WEIGHT: 5.3 grams
MEASURES: Width 20mm x Height 26mm x Depth 6mm
METAL: 15ct Yellow Gold
AGE: Victorian, Circa 1880
ORIGIN: United Kingdom