Vintage Sterling Silver Floral Design Heart Locket
A locket is definitely a jewelry box essential as is this beautiful piece which opens up to hold photos or a strand of hair. This piece would make an excellent gift for a loved one…whether for a daughter’s Christmas gift or a Valentine for the one you adore. It is a simple yet timeless classic and would make the ultimate heirloom piece to pass down to your family.
This heart locket is signed 925 and measures just under 1″L x .75″W. The 925 represents .925 (92.5%) pure silver…which is the benchmark for sterling silver. This locket opens up to a slightly tarnished interior which is to be covered with a photograph so this will not be obvious in any way. Overall the entire piece is in excellent vintage condition. Please let us know if you would like a silver chain with your order by e-mailing us.
Please take a look at the other gorgeous Sterling Silver jewelry available in our shop!
Silver is a precious white metal which is highly conductive and malleable. Because of its softness and receptiveness to polish, silver was notably first used during ancient times to create tableware with intricate designs and a mirror-like shine. Then in 12th century Europe, people discovered that silver could be alloyed with other metals to create a more durable and useful material known today as sterling silver. Initially, sterling silver was used to make monetary coins. Early Norman sterling silver pennies were typically imprinted with small stars, so many believe that that word “sterling” came from the Old English word “steorling,” meaning “with a little star.” It wasn’t until the mid-19th century that sterling silver really became popular in jewelry making, later making its mark on Art Nouveau design and modern fashion.