My mom was a very talented at Up Cycling way back before there even was such a thing.
Sometime in the 60s mother took an antique pocket watch chain that had broken and lain in a drawer for ages and turned it into this sweet looking Victorian style Lavaliere Locket.
The chain is made of brass, with two 5” sections on each side that extend from an embellished arm. These chains attach on one side to an old brass “J” hook closure and on the other to a larger open link piece of the old watch chain that is 4 7/8” long.
The embellished arm is 1” wide and is decorated on one side. It came from a broken piece of jewelry she had in the 40s, it is also brass. Beneath it she attached this inexpensive 1” long and 7/8” wide stamped brass locket. Please do see the pictures included here as they describe this piece better than I can in words.
The necklace is in need of a cleaning and perhaps a polish to remove the oxidation that has occurred on the inside of the locket.
Condition of the piece is very good cobbled Antique and Vintage parts. There are very fine marks on the front and back of the locket, which are hard to see with the unaided eye. Do note that the back of the locket has no black on it, that is reflection of my camera in it. The metal on the outside is bright and reflective.
A wonderful addition for your Cosplay outfit, or perhaps if you are into Steampunk it is just the piece you were looking for.
The Necklace measures just under 8” long from the tip of the embellished arm to the top of the back when hooked in its full position, so if you have a large or thick neck you may need to add just a bit more length to the chain. Mother was thin, and used it as a choker. The entire length of the necklace is 10 1/2” and the locket measures into that length.
Listing at a nominal price in the hope of finding a new forever home for this lovingly re-purposed necklace.