Antique Victorian AEI Silver Locket & Chain
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Dating to the 1880's this antique Silver locket has a sentimental message hidden in the meaning behind the striking emblem to the frontispiece; AEI stands for 'Amity, Eternity, Infinity' (taken from the Greek αεί meaning 'always' or 'ever') .and symbolising never ending love, a fitting one for such a personal piece of jewellery. The frontispiece is created in a pressed and hand engraved fashion and is very typical of the Gothic styling of the period.
This wonderful Victorian locket could be worn with either side facing out, as the back is also fully embellished with a hand engraved design of scroll work and unfurling leaves, complete with a shield panel on which to engrave initials. It opens to hold two photographs complete with both frames. The locket is worn on a long doubled heavy Silver belcher link chain at 16 inches, but could be altered to wear as desired.