FANTASTIC 7-Point Silver Star Double-Sided Victorian Aesthetic Period LocketFANTASTIC 7-Point Silver Star Double-Sided Victorian Aesthetic Period LocketFANTASTIC 7-Point Silver Star Double-Sided Victorian Aesthetic Period LocketFANTASTIC 7-Point Silver Star Double-Sided Victorian Aesthetic Period LocketFANTASTIC 7-Point Silver Star Double-Sided Victorian Aesthetic Period LocketFANTASTIC 7-Point Silver Star Double-Sided Victorian Aesthetic Period LocketFANTASTIC 7-Point Silver Star Double-Sided Victorian Aesthetic Period LocketFANTASTIC 7-Point Silver Star Double-Sided Victorian Aesthetic Period Locket

FANTASTIC 7-Point Silver Star Double-Sided Victorian Aesthetic Period Locket

This one of a kind Victorian locket is in the shape of a 7-pointed star. Victorian jewels are replete with symbolism, and this piece is no different. The seven-pointed star represents the seven gifts of the Spirit - wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, fear of the Lord, and delight in the Lord. It is also used to ward off evil. The symbol is used in some Christian branches such as Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity. The symbol is also used in Kabbalist Judaism. There is a rich history of different cultures using this symbol, but it was most likely created in the Judeo-Christian tradition, as the Victorian Aesthetic period pieces were born from these cultures.

The locket is double-sided. The front side (no hinge) depicts a swallow over a lake scene, looking at a dragonfly. Swallows mate for life, which displayed one’s love for their sweetheart, when given as a gift. The points of the star have an etched design that frames the round scene. The reverse has a bouquet of forget me not flowers with a banner below that was meant for a monogram, which is currently blank. Forget me not flowers were a romantic symbol of attachment for Victorians. The points of the star on this side has and elaborate etched scroll design that frames the round scene with the bouquet. The hinge is on this side and it opens to reveal a large area for photos or a small memento. One side is lined with gold paper. It would probably be easiest to place a round photo inside; the same size as the rounded scenes on the outside of the locket. There is a small notch on one of the points of the star to open the locket.

The locket is in very good antique condition with wear commensurate with age and use. There are very fine scratches over the surface, only seen in certain light and does not detract from the scenes. The locket tests for silver and has a silver swivel dog clip to attache to your chain. The locket measures 1 3/4" in "diameter" and weighs 23 grams.

I have never seen a locket in this shape and I don't expect to find another!

ITEM ID
708
ITEM TYPE
Antique
COLOR
Silver
STYLE
Victorian

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FANTASTIC 7-Point Silver Star Double-Sided Victorian Aesthetic Period Locket

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