🌙✨🔮 This is an antique W&H Company crescent moon and star locket in very good antique condition. There is one replacement paste, which is bright compared to the darker ones. With antique and vintage pieces, there comes some history along with mystery, and this piece was obviously worn and loved. The single, brighter paste gives the piece more charm: think of it as the North Star shining brighter than the others! The locket is in excellent working order and is suspended from a sterling silver pavé diamond clasp and hand knotted silk black spinel chain. The interior of the locket has original frames and celluloid to cover a photo of your choice.
Necklace measures 19" in length.
Locket measures 26mm
The Wightman and Hough Company was a popular manufacturer of lockets during the early 1900's in the Providence, Rhode Island (United States.) Their hallmark often included a tiny heart within the interior of the locket stamped W&H Co.
An advertisement from November 1, 1910 reads,
"An Indication of Refinement and Good Taste"
"Nothing more appropriate for the birthday, wedding or holiday gift."
"Always so endearing to the possessor because of the precious mementos or photos which it preserves."
"There's a heart in every locket." -from advertisement dated September 1, 1910
Even after 100 years, these lockets are highly collectible and treasured.