Antique Gold Heart Locket with Rhinestone Starburst
era: late 1800s-early 1900s
larger-sized warm gold-fill heart locket with central rhinestone-set starburst design. inscribed on the back with decorative monogram "MHK". the interior with compartments for stashing photos, lockets of hair, poems, or mantras. with all original removeable "frame" components and original jumpring.
hallmarked for Whightman & Hough Co. of Providence RI
locket is 1 1/4" long, 1 1/8" wide.
excellent antique condition. with all original components as mentioned. firm clasp. light surface wear/ patina.
shipped with a complimentary length of vintage black velvet ribbon for an easy and attractive styling option (as shown). we have a small selection of modern gold-fill chains available for purchase on request. message for details.
prop box shown not included. we, mcgee packages all lockets in padded presentation boxes with ribbon, perfect for gifting + safe-keeping.
antique and vintage lockets are sourced from a variety of decades. Most are 1890-1950 and were made in Rhode Island or Massachusetts (where much of the costume jewelry from the early-mid 20th century in the US was made!). Some styles and motifs persisted through many decades. All pieces are selected for their unique, vintage beauty and wearability.
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