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Old 09-24-2008, 06:28 PM   #1
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Help finding info/history on antique locket

I know this is far fetched, but I thought I'd ask anyway...
Anyone out there have an idea as to where I can find information on a piece of jewelry from my Great great grandmother? Members of my family are trying to remember the history, or any significance of it, but aren't having much luck, as the woman it belonged to originally died of old age in the 1940s. Anyhow, if anyone knows of a site that is familiar with antique gold lockets and such, can you pass the info on? Thanks!

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Old 09-24-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
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Try taking it to your local university or museum, they may be able to point you in the right direction. Do you have a picture of it? :) I'd love to see!
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:02 PM   #3
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If there isn't an appraiser near you, perhaps you can photograph the locket and email the photo to an appraiser.
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I also would like to see a photo. Is it gold or silver dos it have any stamps or symbols on it to perhaps identify it's maker? They would usually be quite small.
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:26 PM   #5
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I did a search for online jewelry appraisal and it brought up a lot of sites. Many of them looked worthwhile.

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Old 09-24-2008, 07:57 PM   #6
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Here's her photo. Years ago, my Grandma said she thought it looked like it should be Joan of Arc, since it's a woman with a helmet. But who knows?


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That is beautiful jkath! Thank you for sharing.

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Old 09-24-2008, 08:04 PM   #8
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Is there any inscription or markings anywhere?

It looks similar to a Victorian French medallion seen...

http://images.mls.ca/listings/reb37/.../8607200_4.jpg
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:09 PM   #9
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ummmm...that's a lovely knotty pine kitchen you posted a link for...............


as for the markings, I looked through a loupe and found a hand inscribed " 3 5 " on the inside of both pieces. You can't see it without major magnification, though.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:10 PM   #10
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LOL!! woops.. one second

Big golden late victorian french medallion/locket signed rivet (ca.1880)
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