Don't you just love to wear jewelry that has symbolic meaning? The anchor is a motif that became popular during the early part of the Victorian Era, known as the Romantic period. It's a symbol associated with sailors at sea, discovering new lands and representing their homeland. The early significance of wearing an anchor would have been to represent a loved one gone to sea. The symbol expanded to encompass hope and steadfastness.
We present a wonderful antique Victorian 9 carat back and front locket pendant. It sports a lovely navy blue enameling on the anchor decoration, and has nicely engraved patterns on both sides. Open the locket, and you will find the images of a man and a woman. Perhaps a Seaman and his wife? This lends a fabulous personal aspect to the piece, an irreplaceable connection to lives lived in another time, full of love, dreams, and hope.
Just as true today as during the reign of Queen Victoria, wearing anchor jewelry can remind you to never give up and believe that there is a brighter future ahead.
Dimensions: 2.5cm x 1.7cm
Weight: 5.2 grams
Materials: Gold, enamel
Metal: 9K gold
Condition: Good antique condition