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Victorian Gold & Turquoise Heart Padlock

An antique Victorian heart padlock pave set with turquoise cabouchons and ornately chased acanthus leaf decoration.

Crafted in antique 9ct pale rose gold with an onyx heart inlay to the reverse. Please note that the padlock does not open.

In the Georgian era turquoise was often associated with the forget me not flower. In the nineteenth century Queen Victoria spurred its popularity, giving her bridal party gifts of turquoise brooches and it became symbolic of true love.

The acanthus leaf motif has long been popular having been used extensively in architectural works during the Greek and Roman periods, and subsequently in the Victorian era becoming prevalent on jewellery and snuff boxes. The acanthus leaf symbolises enduring life and immortality.

Onyx is considered a powerful protection stone, symbolising strength, perseverance and the ability to overcome challenges. Black onyx was favoured in mourning jewellery of the mid-Victorian era, reflecting the Monarch’s sadness at the loss of her beloved Prince Albert.

Why we love it

Steeped in symbolism and meaning, this impressively sized padlock pendant will look great in your neck mess!

Turquoise is always a great companion to antique gold and this piece is no exception.

 

£1,200

20% Off

1 in stock

Additional information

Piece of jewellery

Pendant

Era

Victorian

Jewellery material

9ct antique pale rose gold, Onyx, Turquoise cabouchon

Hallmarks

None present; Niton XRF tests as 9ct gold

Condition

All turquoise cabouchons are secure, Please note that the padlock does not open, The onyx has some light surface scratches and a small, shallow chip to one corner which isn't obvious to the naked eye, Very good antique condition with light surface wear

Dimensions

Depth 12.3mm, Length 35.4mm, Width 19.8mm

Weight

9.2g

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