The Victorian age popularized heart-shaped lockets as a symbol of love, devotion, and high fashion. They would use jewelry—like a padlock and key—as a hidden meaning and a symbol to secretly communicate their romance and passion. Locks were given to protect love and were worn by women.
One of the rarest chains I’ve ever had, this beautiful section of rare historical chain has been extended to fit 17”. Featuring a pink gold dog clip and large 11mm split ring, the links are comprised of miniature 9ct padlocks and lover’s infinity knots!
Materials & Features: 9k gold
Age/Origin: English, Victorian, c. 1860
Measurements: 10.1 grams, 11mm split ring, 17"
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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