WILBUR paste starburst heart locket necklace


Large Victorian gold-filled star-pattern locket on silver chain necklace.

We have always adored and collected Victorian jewelry, and chief amidst this collection are the lockets which were so popular during this time period.  This locket is a typical and very beautiful example of a gold-filled Victorian heart locket set with a star-burst pattern of pastes.  The pastes have a unique sparkle that, while less flashy than the bling of rhinestones, in our eyes is more elegant and attractive and speaks to the techniques and aesthetic of something which is over 100 years old.  The reverse of this locket features a hand-engraved monogram of 'AM'.

NECKLACE DETAILS: 18.25" long overall. Sterling Silver 1mm flat wire cable chain fastens in front with a sterling toggle clasp. (This chain and clasp are not vintage.)

DIMENSIONS: 1.375 x 1.125 x .125" (35 x 29 x 3mm)

MATERIALS: Sterling Silver, gold-fill

CONDITION: This locket is in excellent condition, closes and opens well; the pastes have some darkened spots but not so as to detract from their overall sparkle.

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