Antique Gold ‘Forget Me Not’ Locket Pendant

Antique Gold ‘Forget Me Not’ Locket Pendant

Regular price R 4,950

Antique Gold ‘Forget Me Not’ Locket Pendant
 
The Victorian pendant is oval and has an oval bale. The locket has the embossed words “FORGET ME NOT” and two forget-me-not flower heads on one side. It has an embossed vacant cartouche on the other side. The locket contains two photographs and has two oval photograph holders. The locket is unmarked, but tests to be 31% (7.44ct) gold. At the time the locket was made, hall-marking of jewellery items was not mandatory, and gold for jewellery was not standardised as it is today, thus a grade like 7.44ct was slightly uncommon but accepted.
 
Weight                                    6.7g (6.3g gold parts only)
Age                                         Circa 1880
Dimensions                             Circa 36mm long with bale;
                                                28.5mm x 23.5mm x 8.5mm oval
Condition                                Very good
Stock Code                             BG045