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Georgian 15ct Gold Locket Spelling Love

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An unusual rectangular shaped locket that opens to reveal a plaited lock of hair. It was made circa 1800-1820 when jewels that sent secret coded messages were popular. This locket spells “Love”. Each first letter of each stone is the key. Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Vermeil Garnet & Emerald. It would have been worn to remember someone whose lock of hair it contains. Around the edge is a snake design that further accentuates the message. The snake had become symbolic of the re-birth of the deceased into the next, spiritual life.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Date & OriginGeorgian (1714-1830), English
MeasurementsHeight 2.5 cm
Width 1 1 cm
Stones 2.5 mm by 2 mm
ConditionVery Good, slight dents to the reverse commensurate with age
HallmarksUnmarked, tested to 15ct gold
ProvenanceEnglish
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