Intricate 18kt yellow gold locket originating from the Victorian era.
European designs of lockets seem to date back to the 16th Century. Often housing good luck charms, letters, perfume soaked fabrics and even on occasion poison. Queen Elizabeth I wore her locket ring daily, it containing a portrait of her mother. A beautiful memento of a loving relationship. This stunning locket possibly was worn either on a chain or ribbon around the neck. We wonder what was housed inside?
The Courtville promise means we individually pick and source each piece in our collection of vintage and antique jewellery. We specialise in the finest authentic pre-loved jewellery. We want all our clients to be completely satisfied and confident, so we accompany all our pieces with an authenticity report which details where relevant the stones, metals and materials and information of the piece, to give complete peace of mind.
At Courtville, we endeavour to keep all our pieces safe as they continue their historical journey. Delivery is free** with all our purchases and completely insured until reaching their destination. Throughout Europe Courtville uses ‘An Post’ and for deliveries further afield, we use ‘Fedex’. The piece comes wrapped safely in our signature packaging with tracking number emailed to you to locate its travels from shop to home. Further information can be found here
Specialising in unique once off pieces, we understand time can be of the essence when making that special purchase. To enable everyone to purchase beautiful vintage and antique jewellery, we have a special ‘Reserve an Item’ feature at the checkout. This option allows you to pay a 50% deposit on your piece and the remainder over a period of 30 Days. Allowing you to secure your piece promptly. It is perfect for engagement ring purchases or special occasion pieces. For further information please click here