the story

A very special piece of jewelry with tons of history, this impressive locket will help hold your dearest ones close by. 

An antique Victorian acrostic locket done in 18 karat yellow gold with beautiful patina.  It features 6 old cut stones across the front spelling out the word REGARD; from top to bottom it reads Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby, Diamond.  Subtle white email accents the colorful stones. 

Acrostic jewelry was first introduced in the early 1800s and shortly after became a popular way of expressing one's loving feelings for another.  A sentimental and colorful piece, it's sure to tug at your heartstrings.

Hand engraved on the interior of the locket "1860 To Cathy from Mother Jan 27 - '43".   

It hangs from a 19.5 inch vintage open link 9k yellow gold chain, hitting at the chest and close to the heart.

the specs
Reference NumberR321
EraVictorian (1836-1901)
MetalsTested strong at 18K Yellow Gold, but we believe it could be higher; 9K Yellow Gold Chain
StonesRuby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby, Diamond
Total Number of Diamonds1
Number of Stones6
Depth in Inches (approximate)0.40"
Height (approximate inches)1.39” tall w/o bail; 2” with bail
Width (approximate inches)1.1"
Chain Length19 inches
ConditionGreat antique condition, consistent with age. There is some wear, but it in no way detracts from the beauty of the piece, especially considering its age.
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