Antique Victorian Dove Mourning Locket

Antique Victorian Mourning Locket
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Antique Victorian Mourning Locket
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This antique Victorian mourning locket or brooch is a beautiful treasure for the true antique jewelry collector.  Centered in this 14kt yellow gold brooch are three textured flowing gold leaves.  Amongst the leaves, a gorgeous blue turquoise cabochon dove is found perched with extended wings. This locket may be worn as a brooch with an antique c - clasp or or as a locket when a flexible bale is extended. As a locket, the dove appears to hang upside down, however, this detail is so that once the wearer lifts the locket the dove will be seen in proper form.  A special compartment is found at the backside of this locket to store hair as a souvenir or remembrance of a lost loved one. 

Small multi-color turquoise cabochons
Measures: 1 5/8" diameter, 3/4" deep
Hallmarks: not visible
Weight: 14.7 Grams
Circa: 1860s - 1880s
Excellent condition.