9CT GOLD ENGRAVED HEART LOCKET
Keep special memories close to your heart with a locket from Christine Alexander. A small heart-shaped locket made of solid 9ct Yellow Gold. The locket holds two photos. The locket is decorated with engraved stitching around the edge and a foliate design inside. To add a further touch of magic, I can add a small scroll of high-quality paper with personalised calligraphy or italic message to your recipient inside.
Approx. 20mm across at widest point. Complimentary engraving with this piece; please add your date/initials request at checkout. Max 12 characters including spaces.
Chain sold separately; I recommend this one.
LAYAWAY PLAN IS AVAILABLE. My layaway plan is 100% free and you don't have to apply or qualify for it. I simply require a 25% deposit then you will have up to six months to pay the remainder of the balance. Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly instalment payments are available. You can pick and choose your own payment plan to find an option that works for you. Your order will be shipped to you as soon as it is paid in full.
In the Victorian era, lockets became very popular, and after the invention of photography in the mid-1800s, photos of loved ones were frequently placed inside. Prior to this period, lockets often held hairs of loved ones, ashes from deceased relatives and even powders and poisons (I do not endorse this)!
Gold artefacts made their first appearance at the very beginning of the pre-dynastic period in Egypt, at the end of the fifth millennium BC and the start of the fourth; smelting was developed during the course of the 4th millennium, according to C.H.V. Sutherland’s book, Gold. As of 1990, gold artefacts found at the Nahal Qana cave cemetery of the 4th millennium BC were the earliest from the Levant.