Surmounting all obstacles in love. Through its detailed raised relief mistletoe motif. Offering a discreet means for self-reflection, slide open this classic locket to reveal a secret mirror that can be swapped out for your favorite memory. Want to personalize your locket? We can size, print, and precision-cut your photo(s) for a perfect fit.
Bright patina with some surface wear to the silver plating showing a brassier tone underneath. The original frame holds the mirror or your photo tightly in place.
There is some discoloration to the photo frame and the mirror at the bottom. Bail loop is a replacement. Panels slide smoothly and grip firmly as they should.
Floriography, or the language of flowers, is rooted in the Victorian era. It refers to the assignment of special emotional meanings to certain flowers. Including those flowers in jewelry was a way to slyly convey one's feelings in a society that discouraged showing your emotions. For example, red roses were (and still are today) associated with romantic love and passion, while forget-me-nots symbolized remembrance.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).