Antique Victorian mourning locket, 9ct gold, Pearl and Enamel buckle

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A beautiful and unusual antique, Victorian era mourning locket.

Not all mourning jewellery is obvious immediately as mourning in its design and this is one of those pieces.

Crafted in rich 9ct gold it has an all over engraved design, the reverse being engraved with a single flower and elaborate star motif.

It features a pearl set belt and buckle design to the front with a slim cobalt blue enamel border.

This symbol was associated with the order of the garter, one of the oldest orders of chivalry originally founded in 1348, it was also a popular feature in Victorian jewellery particularly mourning pieces.

The buckle or belt and buckle could also symbolise holding someone close.

The locket contains a lock of hair stylised with silk thread under a glazed compartment and the other side holds a photograph of a lady.

Unmarked, tests as 9ct gold, Late Victorian era c1880s.

A fine and unusual piece of mourning jewellery.

Condition:
Good used condition overall with signs of age and use, no glazed cover to the photograph side.

Approx measurements:
1.4" length including bale
0.75" width

8.88 grams weight

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