Victorian Era English Sterling Silver Locket and Collar Necklace. Locket is hallmarks dating the piece to Birmingham England Circa 1881.
Great button hole design on locket along with hand engraved fern details. The fern was a Victorian aged symbol of sincerity.
The collar is quite nice when worn alone or attach other pendents on the interchangeable spring ring clasp. Notice the photo of the back side of the locket to see the reverse of the collar. It is a simpler design and can be worn either way facing forward without flipping. A bit of a reversible concept.
This type of necklace would have been the daytime jewel of choice for a well appointed English woman of the 1870's and 80's. See our Field Guide for more about 19th century Sterling Jewelry.
Chain measures 18.25 in length. Locket 2L x 1.5w. Drop from bottom of chain to bottom of locket is about 4.