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Victorian Scottish Sterling Silver Banded Agate Locket

About the Item

An unusual combination Scottish locket leans toward the bold side. There was a silver revolution in England between 1860-1880 when Queen Victorian gifted silver and wore it herself after years and years of donning only black in mourning for her husband. This was responsible for silver jewelry to be purchased in the European nations. The large banded agate is haunting and the contrast between it with the simplicity of the silver is exquisite. It was believed banded agate promotes beauty, harmony and fertility. From the earth and cut and polished by stone cutters who situate the bands central for that balance and appeal. Two covered frames remain inside for memorabilia that feels good for you to keep close. Exctraordinary condition. Height 2 3/8 in Width 1 1/4 in.
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  • Weight:
    25.2 g
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 2.38 in (60.46 mm)Width: 1.25 in (31.75 mm)
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  • Place of Origin:
    Scotland
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    1860-80
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Stamford, CT
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: #32291stDibs: LU3215565372
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