9k Back + Front Robin Locket Circa 1870
Gold front-and-back is an antique gold jewelry style where both the front and the back of the locket are crafted from solid gold, with the frames and locket hinge crafted from base metal. Not only does this make the antique locket more affordable, but it also means that it is very durable - so you can be confident that it will look just as good in many years' time.
“When a robin appears, loved ones are near,” an oft-repeated phrase in 19th century England recalls. The robin is only occasionally found in antique jewels, as the swooping sparrow is often seen as the dominant passerine of the Victorian period, but is a beautifully sentimental symbol nonetheless. We could not be more excited to offer this gold back + front example.
Materials & Features: 9k gold
Age/Origin: English, c. 1870
Measurements: 40mm, 9.73 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.