The Victorian Baby Blue Lock

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The Victorian Baby Blue Lock

1,300.00

Metal: 15K Gold

Size: Approx. 28mm x 20mm

What You Should Know: Lock is open in back and in perfect working condition! Chain not included.

This Victorian pendant is shaped like a unique miniature padlock. The swirling, scalloped lines are unlike anything we’ve seen, but the outline is udeniable. This baby blue antique padlock is packed with plenty of 19th-century symbolism and whimsy.

During the height of Victorian symbolism, padlocks were used to say the wearer had locked away a memory of their loved one. These padlocks were affixed to gate bracelets lovingly worn on the wrist or on watch chains strung along the neck. Wives who were separated from their husbands for an extended period of time due to travel, business, or war, would cherish these small golden locks that represented their love and happy memories. Locked away, cherished forever. 

We adore the story behind this Victorian piece, and how easily it translates to today.

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