The sweetest Victorian keepsake charm in a shape of a heart made us stop and smile. How utterly delightful!
Hailing from the Victorian England of around 1860 it is about the romance and all things sentimental, so favoured by the Victorians. The heart shaped charm is covered in beautifully chased floral pattern. A Forget-Me-Not flower is placed at the centre and set with five round turquoises and a red paste stone. On the reverse there is an oval locket with a lock of hair behind the glass cover. The locket does not seem to be removable. The charm had not been hallmarked so we got it professionally tested and it is 9 carat gold. A 9 carat gold bale has been added in 9 carat rose gold - hallmarked 375, contrasting and enhancing the gentle yellow colour of the charm.
This lovely piece weighs 2.2 grams and measures 0.9 by 0.51 inches in total and 0.7 by 0.51 inches without the bale. The bale has the inner diameter of 5.3 by 4.4 mm - a useful measurement for when you want to see if it will fit on your favourite chain, worn alone or as a part of a collection of hearts on a necklace or around your wrist, attached to a bracelet.
We love.... the hearts and the Forget-Me-Not's and we love the vibrant turquoise. This gorgeous little Victorian sentimental wonder has it all rolled into one and oozes so much charm - it truly speaks with the Victorian language of love.....
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Antique Victorian Turquoise Forget-Me-Not Heart Charm Circa 1860, 9 Carat Gold