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Antique Victorian Engraved Gold Locket Flowers and Swallow 9ct Gold Front and Back

Antique Victorian Engraved Gold Locket Flowers and Swallow 9ct Gold Front and Back

Regular price £185.00 GBP
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A beautiful antique circular 9 carat gold front and back sweetheart locket circa Victorian era. This lovely picture locket pendant is hand engraved with a flower basket to the front. The rear of the locket features further hand engraving of a swallow in flight framed by gracefully twisting branches and blossoming flowers all etched with intricate detailing. The swallow motif was popular in sweetheart jewellery and would often be gifted to a loved one. The notion behind this is that the swallow always returns to its nest serving as a reminder of a love shared and the promise of a safe return home. It opens at the side by inserting a fingernail into the groove and closes with a click. Inside are two original black and white photographs of a Victorian gentleman and lady. The locket comes complete with its own jump ring ready to be strung on your favourite chain.

Front and back lockets were popular in the Victorian and Edwardian eras and as the name suggests, the back and front of the locket are gold but the rim, hinge, frames and other components are constructed of a gold plated base metal. In very good condition with minimal light wear and original frames and plastic photo covers. Stamped 9ct BK - FT to the rear. A wonderful timeless piece of keepsake jewellery which would make a lovely gift idea or addition to your jewellery collection.

  • Weight - 4.9g
  • Measures 25mm approx
  • Measures 32mm high including jump ring approx

The boxes pictured are for display purposes. Your item will arrive in our eco friendly magpie branded ring box.

Our photographs are enlarged to show the detail of the item. Please refer to the measurements stated above to get a feel for the size.

All of our jewellery is pre-loved and as such, items may show a little sign of wear which is normal in antique and vintage jewellery and adds to its charm. We will best describe the item condition within the description and by showing this in pictures so please take this into account when making a purchase.

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All UK orders are delivered by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed.  Orders will be dispatched within 1-2 business days and will usually arrive the following business day (depedant on location).

International orders are delivered by Royal Mail Tracked and Signed. Orders are dispatched within 1-2 business days and will arrive within 7-21 days dependant on location.

Your jewellery will be fully insured during transit and your signature will be required upon receipt.


If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase then you can return your item to us within 30 days for a full refund.

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Care Instructions

Chemicals and chlorine can damage jewellery. It is recommended that you remove it when using body care products, spraying perfume or hairspray, bathing, swimming and whilst doing housework.

Settings and stones can be damaged by accidentally striking the hand against a hard surface. It is best to remove rings when carrying out any manual work or gardening.

To clean your jewellery use tepid water and a few drops of mild soap, a soft jewellery brush or cloth.

Extra care should be taken with opal, turquoise and pearl as these are porous so soaking should be avoided.  To clean wipe with a damp soft cloth and avoid extreme changes in temperature.

When you are not wearing your jewellery it is best stored away in a suitable jewellery box for safekeeping.

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