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Victorian 15ct Gold Oval Coiled Snake Locket



A good looking 15ct gold locket that was made circa 1880. It is unusual as part of the design is a snake coiled around the outside edge. This means “Eternal love” in Victorian speak. So it would have been given as a token of love and may have originally contained a lock of hair or a photograph of the loved one. In the centre is a plain oval banded sardonyx which could be carved with an intaglio.

Written by Olly Gerrish

Great design!

Date & OriginVictorian (1839-1901), English
MeasurementsHeight from top of bale to base 1¾ in / 4.4 cm
From top of locket to base 1¼ in / 3.2 cm
Width just under 1 in / 2.3 cm
ConditionVery good
HallmarksUnmarked, tested to 15ct gold