Oh, the heartbreak of being away from your sweetheart! Back during the WWII era, soldiers were shipped off to Europe and other far away places. There was no email, Skype, or instant anything. All you had was a pen and paper (known as 'V-Mail') and an achy breaky heart filled with love for the gal (or mom) you left behind. Jewelry was always a welcome gift to send, purchased at military bases.
This 1940s 'sweetheart locket' is especially nice. It's gold-filled and is about as patriotic as you can get. The American bald eagle spreads its wings at the top, holding a painted red, white and blue banner.
A beautiful etched heart locket hangs below, etched with a heart and scrollwork. It opens...there's room for two photos. It shuts with a snap. No monograms. The locket is marked 1/20 12K G.F. A&Z. It's also marked on the back of the eagle. There's a secure rollover clasp.
The pin measures 1 1/4 by 2 inches. There's a little bit of paint off the banner but overall, this romantic pin is in excellent vintage condition. We've had many sweetheart pieces over the years but this one is especially nice...or we're just feeling mushier than usual.
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