Faithful memories

Gold locket pendant with sapphire & diamonds, Germany circa 1895

The 19th century, with its numerous social upheavals, also with a focus on the familial life, produced a great variety of jewellery designs with romantic connotations. Jewellery with picture medallions for portraits or curls of a loved one were classic pieces of jewellery in the culture of remembrance, for they were pledges of interpersonal affection. Happy memories were evoked more than a century ago by the present locket with its small flower shapes in which small rose-cut diamonds are set. A blue sapphire in a caré cut is set into a polished surface and forms the centre of the beautiful medallion from around 1895. The setting of diamonds and the beautiful sapphire was probably also to be read quite symbolically: For the sapphire was considered the stone of fidelity, while diamonds stood for eternity in the language of gemstones. The pendant shines in a slightly reddish, warm gold tone and holds two small frames inside, behind which cut photographs can be embedded. A long chain in the same beautiful gold tone, later added to the locket, makes this sentimental piece of jewelry instantly wearable. This high quality piece is in very good condition. Chain and locket found their way to us from Nuremberg.

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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.