Copy of a design incredibly popular in Victorian times - a two sided portrait medallion that has a screw on bail, an invention that allows the photographs to be swapped. These incredible pendants can not only be used for photographs but also for small souvenirs like a romantic strand of hair, a dried flower, etc. The overall length is 3.3 cm long (including the bail) and the width is 17mm. Made of gold plated sterling silver.
everything about this locket screams gorgeous - the playfulness of the design, the elegant look and its fantastic history (Click to enlarge)
the intriguing mechanism of the glass cabochon locket from up close (Click to enlarge)
also available on feltlondon.com is an oval version of the round locket (Click to enlarge)
opened oval locket seen from the side - same screw design is used in the round lockets (Click to enlarge)