Date 1871 Whitby Jet Mourning Locket
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A poignant and lovingly preserved antique Victorian hand carved Whitby Jet locket decorated with a Golden Guiding Star set with teeny, tiny natural Seed Pearls (symbolising tears). All very touching and a very tangible way to keep a loved one close.
The locket compartment to the reverse holds tenderly coiled (we imagine by a professional Hair Artist read our article about the techniques used) curls of precious hair. Around the 9ct Gold frame is the hand engraved legend 'J.L.L. DIED MARCH 16th 1871'. The locket measures 3cm lengthwise and hangs from a chubby ring. All in perfect condition, this blessed jewel has survived two lifetimes and deserves to be honoured into its third century.