victorian 18k gold "regard" locket necklace


The Story

A very special piece of jewelry with tons of history, this impressive locket will help hold your dearest ones close by. 

An antique Victorian acrostic locket done in 18 karat yellow gold with beautiful patina.  It features 6 old cut stones across the front spelling out the word REGARD; from top to bottom it reads Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby, Diamond.  Subtle white email accents the colorful stones. 

Acrostic jewelry was first introduced in the early 1800s and shortly after became a popular way of expressing one's loving feelings for another.  A sentimental and colorful piece, it's sure to tug at your heartstrings.

Hand engraved on the interior of the locket "1860 To Cathy from Mother Jan 27 - '43".   

It hangs from a 19.5 inch vintage open link 9k yellow gold chain, hitting at the chest and close to the heart.

  • Style number: R321
  • Victorian (1836-1901)
  • 18k yellow gold locket 
  • 9k yellow gold vintage chain, 19.5" long
  • Ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, diamond
  • Height 1.39" without bale, 2" with bale, width 1.10", depth 0.40"
  • Great antique condition- wear consistent with age and use. There is some expected wear given its age, but it doesn't detract from the overall beauty of the piece.

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