An antique, gold filled locket from the early 1900's has a beautiful lily design decorated with a sparkling paste (high quality, hand cut leaded glass which was used in place of gemstones). While the paste has darkened with age, it is still beautiful, and I've accented it by using a faceted pyrite rondelle to attach it to its new chain. The chain is a new 14kt gold filled filigree chain, which gives the piece a further antique feel. Its exquisite detail looks like a piece created from long ago.
The interior of the locket reveals the hallmark for a popular manufacturer of lockets during this time period, Wightman & Hough Co. from Providence, R.I. 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
How wonderful that even after 100 years, a locket is still a perfect gift for all occasions! Whether you are giving or gifting yourself, it's a beautiful piece of jewelry that is always in style and can become a modern heirloom.
~ The interior of the locket has its original frames and celluloid covers, ready for you to insert your most treasured photos!
~Closes securely with a snap
~The back of the locket features the monogram of the previous owner, who remains a mystery, but must have worn the piece with pride.
~The new filigree chain measures 18" in length
~Locket measure 30mm in diameter
Your locket will ship USPS first class mail with tracking and will be packaged in a lovely gift box for gifting and safe storage.
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