Just over 1 (excluding bail). Why You'll Love it. A true gem in its own right, this French-made locket showcases the epitome of meticulous artistry and impeccable craftsmanship. Its distinctive book shape and puffy design command attention and make a bold statement. The intricate patterning, meticulously crafted in repousse technique, adorns both the front and back, bringing the design to life in high relief.
This technique adds depth and dimension to the motif and creates a captivating interplay of light and shadow. Want to personalize your locket?
We can size, print, and precision-cut your photo(s) for a perfect fit. Bright patina with minimal surface wear to the setting. Small ding/scratch at the top left on one side. Closes firmly with a satisfying snap.
Repousse is a technique used on metals that results in a three-dimensional, sometimes hollow or open back design. The maker hammers the metal from one side, to form a three dimensional design on the other.Repousse dates from ancient civilizations yet the technique is found in a wide variety of fine jewelry even today. A young Queen Victoria assumed her role in 1837 and her taste in jewelry quickly became culturally influential, within England and beyond. Her relationship to jewelry was enmeshed with her husband, Prince Albert, who gifted the Queen for their engagement, a snake ring, embedded with an emerald (her birthstone) in its head. Continuing from the Georgian era and intensified by Queen Victoria. Taste, sentimental and figural jewelry was a major trend throughout the Victorian era. When certain ideas and words were deemed too forward or improper to be spoken, jewelry and symbolic meaning was used to communicate what was left unsaid. _gsrx_vers_1516 GS 9.3 (1516).