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Antique Sterling Silver Lockets

The silver locket ascended to popularity during the Victorian era and has been a symbol of longing or nostalgia for someone dear to someone’s heart. Lockets usually contained hair, teeth, and photographs of the deceased or other love ones that have a tremendous impact on the life of the wearer. A silver locket is generally worn close to the heart by a long chain or clipped in the bodice.

These were popularized by Queen Elizabeth I and American soldiers during the civil war that left a lock of hair which were then placed inside the lockets of their significant others in the event of their death.

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