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This is another one of my old and lovely finds. It is so beautiful and hearkens back to a more feminine and old-fashioned time in history... I don't usually name all of my lockets, but this one definitely deserved something, so I have titled it "Victorian Romance," because that's exactly what it is...

This is a lovely hand-etched old rose gold filled locket by Wightman and Hough Co. (in operation from 1856-1922). I have seen Victorian and Edwardian era advertisements for these lockets for both men and women. W&H Co. lockets are very high quality and made to last, really the "Cadillacs" of lockets, so to say. Each locket has the company's signature heart with "W&H Co." stamped inside, as this one does. Underneath the heart is also stamped "1/4 Gold Shell," which means that a full quarter of this locket is gold (this is more than the average gold content for gold fill jewelry, a full 25% of this locket is gold). This locket is in very good antique condtion, with very little wear to the gold (only two little spots- one by the hinge, the other where it opens), and just very minor dents in the back, barely noticeable. It has a beautifully ornate hand-engraved front and three fancy but faded initials in the back- "EAF." The inside still retains one of the original metal photo holders. It opens and closes well and securely. I have added a new 18" long delicate gold fill chain. The bale I also do not believe is original to the locket.

Best Antique Age Approximation: Late 1800's

*If this is a gift for someone special and you need a pretty silky gift pouch, leave a note at checkout for me. They are complimentary and I'll include one in your package for each locket you need.

**If you purchase more than one locket at a time, you only have to pay shipping for the first item, the rest are shipped free :)

Buy with confidence, I value both my customers and my lockets, and if you are not happy I gladly accept returns and exchanges. The lockets I sell are old and sentimental, and each person needs the right match.

Victorian Romance, Rose Gold Oval Locket, Wightman & Hough Co., Women's Jewelry, Wedding Locket