You’re looking my. Lovely Victorian mourning locket pendant with hair. A 15ct yellow gold cased, opening locket. Decorated with blue enamel and an inlaid gold belt or garter and woven human hair. Mourning jewellery was popular during Georgian and Victorian times to serve as a touchstone to remember deceased loved ones before photographs were readily available. Often decorated with the loved one’s hair, or other symbolic decoration such as white enamel for a virgin unmarried woman or pearls for an infant. This cute little piece is decorated with a gold belt or garter inlaid into beautiful deep blue enamel. The belt/ buckle or garter alike is used much like a serpent, it represents fidelity, loyalty, strength, protection and eternity. It curves around and threading back on itself, creates an internal loop. When related to the family as a unit the belt or garter intensifies the eternal loving strength of the unit. The death of a loved one would ordinarily break down the family and cause untold grief and sadness, however, the presentation of this symbol to a loved one, representing the loved one who has sadly passed is used to symbolize the love for the person and the strength and love of the family to stay together. This wonderful little locket is in good antique condition, there is some very slight wear to parts of the gold casing but it in no way detracts from this beautifully poignant little locket. The hinge, the glass and the enamel are all in good condition. The pendant sits on a nicely decorated original bale; a lovely quality thing. Diameter 1.8 cm. Weight 3.42 grams. CHECK OUT MY OTHER ITEMS! PHOTOS CAN BE DECEIVING! PLEASE PAY WITHIN THREE DAYS. The item “Antique Victorian 15ct Gold Cased Enamel Opening Mourning Locket Pendant. F217F” is in sale since Friday, December 6, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)”. The seller is “ffioowe_79″ and is located in Bath, BANES. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.