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Vintage 1940s, 9ct rose gold locket, pendant

Sale price£156.00
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Early 1940s 9ct Rose Gold locket, hallmarked in 1941

Lovely little locket that was made during the 2nd World war, it's an interesting piece as it would have been one of the last pieces of jewellery sold before the production of non essential jewellery was prohibited as part of the war effort. (in fact many of the jewellers of the time turned to making munitions instead of Jewellery during the war) In 1942 Woman and Home reported “the jewellers’ shops say they could sell every locket they put in the window over and over again. Anything sentimental in the way of jewellery is bought as soon as it gets into the shop, whether it’s a true-love knot, a locket or a keepsake ring with clasped hands”. So this piece would have been highly coveted!

Lovely typically vintage 1940s styling, In warm 9ct rose Gold, with engine turned detailing to the front and a plain polished back, the locket doesn't contain the frame inserts but can be used to keep a little personal treasure safe, it closes securely with a click

On a 9ct Gold jump ring ready to add to a trace link chain

Hallmarked: Assayed in London 1941, 9.375 (for 9ct Gold)

Weight: 2.6 grams

Dimensions: 22mm wide x 34.2mm high including jump ring

Condition: Very good vintage condition, No dents or dings to the front, there is a very slight crease to the rear that is hardly visible. There are no photo frame inserts inside the locket

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