Far from the eye, near to the heart

Antique Gold Locket With Engravings, Circa 1880

The 19th century, with its numerous upheavals and social upheavals, also with a focus on the family, produced a great variety of jewelry designs. Jewelry with picture medallions for portraits or curls of a loved one were classic pieces of jewelry of commemorative culture, they were pledges of interpersonal affection. Now here is a locket pendant in beautiful design: The antique piece is made of yellow gold. Its design is based on a pocket watch and the large loop is also shaped like a watch bow. Both lids show intricate guilloche engravings and together with the decoratively embossed framing, they give the pendant a distinctly rich look. Inside, a glazed frame allows for the storage of photographs or a lock of hair. The pendant was created in the years around 1880 and came to us from East Westphalia.

In many ancient myths, a belt protects its wearer and equips him with magical abilities. Thus, the Germanic god of thunder Thor possessed a belt of strength that doubled his power, and the dwarf king Laurin also gained the strength of 12 men through a belt. According to Homer, all the delights and lures of love were woven into the belt of Aphrodite (Illiad 16, 215), and so more importance was attached to this special garment than to others.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.