An antique sterling silver locket with a highly decorative front. This locket is pretty however it is showing its age somewhat! Some character dings and a slightly battered back give it a 'shabby chic' look! Ivy is symbolic of enduring love and was a popular motif for Victorian jewellery
It is Edwardian and is hallmarked with Birmigham marks on the back, they date it at 1918; for the antique jewellery enthusiast, wear and tear is all part and parcel of a piece of a piece of antique jewellery's charm and history.
It shuts firmly and the hinge is secure. The locket comes on a short sterling silver belcher chain, however it could be put on a longer chain for a different look.
The locket is 4.5 cms long and 3.5 cms wide.