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Antique Victorian Whitby Jet ‘Amity, Eternity, Infinity Locket Circa 1880-90

Sale price$650.00 AUD

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Step into a world of elegance and charm with this remarkable antique Whitby jet locket. Crafted with utmost precision and adorned with intricate details, this piece is a true testament to the artistry of the past.

Carved in intricate detail to the front panel are the enchanting symbols ‘AEI’ representing - Amity, Eternity, and Infinity, these timeless symbols serve as a reminder of the enduring bonds we share, and the eternal nature of our connections.

Turn the locket to its verso, and you’ll discover a compartment, perfect for holding cherished mementos or a treasured photograph.

A sizeable example, she measures a surprising drop of 8.5cm including the very large oval Jet bale.  The locket itself without bale is an equally sizeable 4.8cm x 4.1cm.

The Whitby jet used in this locket holds its own fascinating history. Sourced from the coastal town of Whitby in England, this rare gemstone has been prized for centuries for its deep black hue and smooth, lustrous finish. Its association with mourning jewellery during the Victorian era adds an air of mystique and nostalgia to this already captivating piece.

Whether you’re a collector of antique jewellery or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of the past, this Whitby jet locket is sure to captivate your heart. Its timeless design, meaningful symbols, and hidden compartment make it a truly exceptional piece that will be cherished for generations to come.

STONES
Whitby Jet

MEASUREMENTS
Locket - 4.8cm x 4.1cm
With Jet top bale - 8.5cm

WEIGHT
24.4 Grams

MARKS
None

CONDITION
Very good antique condition.  Large and imposing piece. Locket compartment to rear has had original glass replaced with plastic pane, beneath this is original paper and cardboard to support and fill out the gap once a photo is inserted.  Beneath the metal jump ring between locket and the large bale is, under scrutiny, a possible repair or perhaps the original insertion mark left when this metal top ring was placed, insignificant and hard to see.  Overall lovely antique condition.

Please note boxes and chains are for display only unless otherwise stated.