A lovely locket dating back to the Victorian era, this beautiful piece is made from 9ct yellow gold, front and back. It feaures an applied anchor on the front, containing 10 white and grey seed pearls. The anchor is traditionally a symbol of hope, it features frequently in antique jewellery. A very fine texture has been engraved around the anchor which contrasts with the high polish of the locket's smooth, rounded border.
There is an engraved 'Order of the Garter' motif on the reverse of the locket, which was often used in Georgian and Victorian jewellery and pays hommage to the oldest order of Brittish chivalry.
A small rose gold jump ring has been soldered to the top of the locket for attaching to a chain or collar as pictured in these photos.
The locket clicks shut securely and shows minimal signs of wear, overall it is in excellent condition for its age - a really lovely, meaningful piece which would make a wonderful gift or reminder of hope.