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Vintage Lockets
Vintage Gold, Sterling & Gold Plated Lockets from the Victorian and Edwardian periods, and beyond.
Goldfilled and Fine Gold Lockets

Small Victorian 1890-1910 Goldfilled Cross Locket-FHS Co.
NMG 15567

Here is a small Victorian photograph locket, circa 1890-1910. Photograph jewelry became popular during the Victorian period; given and worn as a act of affection and honor to loved ones. This small round locket measures 5/8" in diameter and features a lovely front engraved with a cross, and plain backside. It opens from the upper right side to reveal two round photograph sections. The rims and celluloid are original. The locket is marked FHS Co.on one of the rims. There is also another rim with lettering from FHS Co. This locket is in very good condition, with little wear except for the backside which could be polished, if desired as it has a wonderful vintage patina. A beautiful nostalgic piece, and sought after by collectors.

Victorian 1890-1910 Goldfilled Cross Locket
NMG 15568

Here is a Victorian photograph locket, circa 1890-1910. Photograph jewelry became popular during the Victorian period; given and worn as a act of affection and honor to loved ones. This round locket measures 1-1/8" in diameter and features a lovely monogrammed front with the letters "ECL" with a plain backside. It opens from the upper right side to reveal two round photograph sections. The rims and celluloid are included; with some dents and wrinkling from age. The locket is in good condition, with some wear of the goldfilled finish. Yet, it has a wonderful vintage patina but can be polished if desired. A beautiful nostalgic piece, and sought after by collectors.

Large Victorian 1890-1910 Monogrammed Locket
Item #14741

Here is a Victorian photograph locket, circa 1890-1910. Photograph jewelry became popular during the Victorian period; given and worn as a act of affection and honor to loved ones. This round locket measures 1-3/8" in diameter and features a lovely monogrammed front with the letters "EMG" and plain backside. It opens from the upper right side to reveal two round photograph sections. The rims and celluloid are included, along with dramatic vintage photographs. The locket is in very good condition, with only light surface scratches. It has a wonderful vintage patina but can be polished if desired. A beautiful nostalgic piece, and sought after by collectors.

Victorian 1890-1910 Monogrammed Locket
Item #14068

Here is a Victorian photograph locket, circa 1890-1910. Photograph jewelry became popular during the Victorian period; given and worn as a act of affection and honor to loved ones. This round locket measures 1" in diameter and features a lovely monogrammed front and plain backside. It opens from the side to reveal two round photograph sections. The rims and celluloid are included. Unsigned, as far I could tell. The locket is in very good condition, with only light surface scratches. It has a wonderful vintage patina but can be polished if desired. A beautiful nostalgic piece, and sought after by collectors.

Victorian 1890-1910 Monogrammed Locket
Item #14067

Here is a Victorian photograph locket, circa 1890-1910. Photograph jewelry became popular during the Victorian period; given and worn as a act of affection and honor to loved ones. This round locket measures 1" in diameter and features a lovely monogrammed front and plain backside. It opens from the side to reveal two round photograph sections. The rims and celluloid are included and remain untouched; I did not attempt to remove them to look for manufacturer marks, etc. The locket is in very good condition, with only light surface scratches. It has a wonderful vintage patina but can be polished if desired. A beautiful nostalgic piece, and sought after by collectors.

Vintage 1940s Goldfilled Mother-of-Pearl Cross Locket-Marked J.M.F. Co.
Item #12670

Here is a vintage 1950s Mother-of-Pearl cross locket and necklace chain. Photograph jewelry became popular during the Victorian period; given and worn as a act of affection and honor to loved ones. This round locket measures 1" in diameter and features a gold cross laid within Mother-of-Pearl. The back of the locket is free of decoration. The locket opens from the side to reveal two round photograph sections. The rims and celluloid are not included. The locket is in very good condition, with only light surface scratches. MarkedJ.M.F.Co. This company was established in 1885 in Attleboro, MA in 1879 by John Melatiah Fisher and Charles R. Harris. The company became known as Harris and Fisher until Charles R. Harris retired in 1885, then the company was renamed J.M. Fisher Co. The company continued manufacturing jewelry until the late 1940s. A beautiful nostalgic piece, and sought after by collectors.

Vintage Goldfilled Locket-Embossed Floral Front with Monogrammed Back
Item #12663

Here is a vintage oval shaped gold-filled locket that featuring an floral embossed design on one side and monogrammed initials (EHC?) on the other. Locket measures 1 1/2” x 1”(including the bale), necklace chain measures 24" in length. This lovely oval shaped locket is in very good condition with little wear. Hinged locket opens from left side to reveal two oval photograph sections, both sections have metal inserts remaining. I could not find a maker's mark however I did not removed paper inside insets. Necklace chain is marked B&B 1/20 12KT on clasps. Locket appears goldfilled as well. A lovely vintage locket to wear.

$56.00

Vintage Heart Shaped Gold-filled Locket marked Le Stage
Item #11627

Here is a charming vintage gold-filled locket and necklace chain. The locket features a floral engraved front decorated with a brilliant and a plain backside. Locket measures 3/4" in diameter x 3/4" long. Hinged locket opens from side to reveal two photograph sections. Locket is marked 1/20 12K. G.F. LeStage. Necklace clasp is marked 1/20 12K. G.F. Necklace chain measures 18" in length. LeStage has been manufacturing goldfilled jewelry since 1863. Very good condition with vintage patina; has not been polished or cleaned. A lovely vintage locket to own or give as a gift.

$38.00

Vintage Gold-filled Locket Engraved with Name Eva
Item #11626

Here is a charming vintage gold-filled locket engraved with name Eva. The locket features a plain front and backside except for the engraving; simple elegance! Locket measures 1" in diameter x 1-1/4" long including bale. Hinged locket opens from side to reveal two photograph sections; each side has original metal frame intact. Locket is marked $ B $. Very good condition with vintage patina; has not been polished or cleaned. A lovely vintage locket to own or give as a gift.

$45.00

Victorian Gold Filled Locket signed S.O. Bigney Co.
Item #11502

Here is a Victorian or Edwardian gold-filled locket that featuring an embossed design accented with brilliants. Measuring approximately 1 1/4” x 1”(excluding the bale), this lovely oval shaped locket is in very good condition with little wear. Hinged locket opens from left side to reveal two oval photograph sections, both sections have metal inserts remaining. It is marked as SOB&CO for S.O. Bigney Company of Attleboro, MA. This company manufactured jewelry between the years 1896 to 1946.

$95.00

Victorian/Edwardian 14K Goldfilled Cameo Book Locket Signed Stetson
Item #11504

Here is a Victorian or Edwardian gold-filled locket that featuring an oval shell cameo bezel set on a book-style locket. Manufactured by Sabin Manufacturing Company of Providence, R.I. Mark for Stetson was first used in 1928. This locket measures approximately 1" in length x 3/4” wide (excluding bale)and is in very good condition with little wear. Hinged locket opens from side to reveal two rectangle photograph sections, one section has metal insert remaining. It is marked as 1/20 12K gold-filled and Stetson.

$95.00

Victorian Onyx Oval Brooch with 14K Goldfilled Locket
Item #11393

This is a rare and wonderful Victorian locket brooch. Featuring a large oval onyx stone brooch with delicate roping around border. Attached is a fabulous goldfilled locket. Locket is goldfilled. This beautiful has wonderful hand engraved work on both sides. Hinged locket opens from side to reveal two photograph sections, one section is complete with glass frame insert. I have not attempted to remove the glass insert to look if the locket is marked underneath. I did not find any mark to indicate manufacturer or gold content; although my jeweler indicated the pieces are goldfilled. Onyx stone measures 1-1/2" x 1-1/4", with trombone pin stem popular during the Victorian period. Locket measures 1-1/4" in length, and 3/4" at widest point. Together, piece measures 2-3/4" x 1-1/2". Absolutely stunning Victorian piece, and a family heirloom.

$285.00

Vintage Gold-filled Puffy Heart Pendant with Necklace Chain
Item #11449

Here is a charming vintage gold-filled puffy heart pendant with necklace chain. The pendant features a floral engraved front design and backside. Measures 5/8" in diameter x 3/4" long, necklace chain measures 19" in length. Marked 1/20 12K GF on necklace chain. Very good condition with vintage patina. A lovely vintage locket to own or give as a gift.

$26.00

Vintage Gold-filled Heart Shaped Locket with Necklace Chain-Signed Bates & Bacon
Item #11427

Here is a charming vintage gold-filled locket and necklace chain. The locket features a floral engraved front design and and undecorated backside. Hinged locket opens from side to reveal two photograph sections, without plastic inserts or photograph frames, on necklace chain.. Marked Bates & B for Bates & Bacon, a company located in Attlebore, MA from 1856-1943. Necklace chain measures 16" in length. Very good condition, with small dents on back. Has not been polished, we will leave this up to the new owner. A lovely vintage locket to own or give as a gift.

$38.00

Vintage Gold-filled Heart Shaped Locket and Necklace Chain
Item #11251

Here is a vintage goldfilled heart-shaped locket. Features a geometric design on front, accented with floral pattern and has a center stone. This stone is a prong-set crystal stone, in a silver setting. This heart locket measures about 3/4 inch by 3/4 of an inch and is marked inside 1/20 12K GF. Back is plain gold filled, not monogrammed. Front of locket features a geometric design with an oval circle for monogram, if desired. Inside opens to reveal two photograph sections. Necklace chain is also marked GF 1/20 12K and measures 18" in length. Very good condition. A lovely vintage locket to own or give as a gift.
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Item #11251 $44.00

Vintage Gold-filled Louis Stern Locket
Item #11161

Here is a vintage goldfilled locket from Louis Stern Co, Providence, R.I. This company manufactured jewelry from around 1871 until the early 1950s. This round locket measures about 7/8" in diameter and is marked inside 1/20 12K GF and with the mark L.S. Co. Back is monogrammed with the initials MES. Front of locket is a design of geometric lines with floral accents. Inside opens to reveal two photograph sections with celluloid picture covers and rims intact. Very good condition. A lovely vintage locket to own or give as a gift.
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Item #11161 $35.00

Victorian 1870-1880 14K Gold Locket
Item #10963

Here is a older photograph locket, circa 1870-1880 when photograph jewelry was given and worn as a act of affection and honor to loved ones. This beautiful locket is made from unmarked gold, (acid tests at 140 ct.). This unusual oval locket measures 3/4 x 1/2" and features a floral design front with enamel decoration (taille d' epergne?); backside also features a lovely design of flowers. It opens from the side to reveal one oval photograph section with glass cover included. Unsigned. The locket is in very good condition, with some wear of enamel on the front cover and a slight dent on back site. It has a wonderful vintage patina but can be polished if desired. A beautiful nostalgic piece, and sought after by collectors.
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Item #10963 $165.00

Vintage A-Z Chain Co. Gold-filled Locket with Necklace Chain
Item #10921

Here is a wonderful miniature gold-filled locket and necklace chain. Manufactured by A-Z Chain Company, located in Providence, R.I. Founded by Carl Anshen and Saul Zietlin. This company mark was first used in 1905. The company ceased operations in 1975 and is now part of the Hayward Company. The locket features a floral engraved front design monogrammed with the initial C and backside is engraved with the date 10-20-89.. Measures 1/2" in diameter. Hinged locket opens from side to reveal two round photograph sections. Marked A-Z Co. and 1/20 12K G.F. Necklace chain measures 16" in length. Excellent condition. A lovely vintage locket to own or give as a gift.
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Item #10921 $36.00

Vintage US & FOR PAT Gold-filled Heart Shaped Locket with Necklace Chain
Item #10764

Here is a wonderful miniature gold-filled locket and necklace chain. Marked U S FOR PAT . The locket features a floral engraved front design and initialed backside J M. Measures 1/2" in diameter. Hinged locket opens from side to reveal two photograph sections. Marked 1/20 12K G.F on necklace chain. Necklace chain measures 15-1/4" in length. Very good condition. A lovely vintage locket to own or give as a gift.
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Item #10764 $36.00
Sterling Lockets

Vintage Sterling Floral & Heart Locket
Item #12580

Here is a vintage small Sterling floral locket. The locket opens from the side to reveal two photograph sections. The locket measures 1/2" long x 7/8" wide. Marked Sterling inside. Item is in very condition and is ready to be placed on a chain and worn...

$20.00

Contemporary Sterling Heart Locket with Long Necklace Chain
Item #11162

Another fabulous contemporary Sterling locket and necklace chain. Marked 925 on necklace clasp. The heart shaped locket features a floral engraved front design and plain backside. Measures 7/8" x 7/8". Hinged locket opens from side to reveal two photograph sections. Necklace chain measures 31" in length. Excellent condition. A lovely vintage locket to own or give as a gift.
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Item #11162 $28.00
Vintage Sterling Floral Photograph Locket
Item #10622
This is a lovely vintage Sterling photograph locket with a floral motif. This round locket measures 1" in diameter and features a raised floral design on the front, and plain backside. It opens from the top to reveal two round photograph sections; complete with vintage photographs. The rims of these sections are removable and placement of the photographs into the locket is easy. Once replaced, the rims secure the photographs in the locket. Celluloid photograph covers are present for both sections. Marked Sterling inside. The locket is in very good condition, with only light surface scratches. It has a wonderful vintage patina but can be polished if desired. A friendly reminder this item has been previously owned and worn.
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Item #10622 $55.00
Silvertone Lockets (not Sterling)

Vintage Silvertone Locket with Bow Design
Item #11813

Here is a lovely contemporary silvertone locket. The oval shaped locket features a bow design on the front and plain backside. Hanging from a brooch with a similar bow design. Measures 3" x 1-3/4" at its widest point. Hinged locket opens from side to reveal two photograph sections. Very good condition. A lovely locket to own or give as a gift.

$14.00
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