Antique Victorian French Yellow Gold Plated Gypsy Set Paste Star Pendant Locket
A classic with a celestial twist. Inspired by the twinkling night sky, the timeless look of this French-made Victorian gold-plated locket captures our never-ending love and fascination with the stars. With shimmering red paste inset at the focal point of its vibrant gold setting and its classic silhouette, the magic and wonder of the night sky are captured, just like the favorite memory tucked inside. Want to personalize your locket? We can size, print, and precision-cut your photo(s) for a perfect fit. Bright patina with tiny spots of surface wear to the gold setting. Fresh sheen, light surface wear, and no chipping on the glass. The pair of original frames holds photos tightly in place without glass or plastic inserts. Closes firmly with a satisfying snap. Antique and vintage pieces have been passed through generations, so it's not often you find a piece that has been maintained in its near-original condition. Such pieces are not only higher in value, but they are also more collectible, as they carry the history of past owners but do not show it. They reveal what the piece would have looked like when it was first created, giving us an insight into a bygone era.
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_1502 GS 9.2 (1502).