Victorian Fly Locket

Victorian Ruby & Diamond Fly Locket c.1890

SKU: NL103
£975.00Price

A quirky late Victorian gemset 'fly' locket.

 

This stylish oval locket is embellished with a ruby and diamond set fly to the front.

 

The little fly is realistically figured with gold legs and head, a silver and gold ruby abdomen and silver diamond set wings. The locket has its orginal matt gilded finish and a glazed compartment to the reverse.

 

The locket is in beautiful condition and has a gold runner ring to attach a chain or ribbon.

 

Images of flies on ancient gems were used as a talisman against evil. It is also a symbol of courage. In the Victorian era the fly was used to symbolise mortality and humility.

 

Era: Victorian, 1839 - 1901

Measurements: Locket 2.2 cm in length (excluding bail), 1.7cm at widest point.

The locket weighs 3.1 grams

Hallmarks: Unmarked - tests 15ct gold

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