Due to COVID-19, we're currently shipping orders once a week on a Friday. UK shipping time is still the next working day after posting, international shipping time is slower and can take up to 4 weeks. We do offer layaway free of charge over three months too. See our details for Christmas shipping here. Please email info@kategoldjewellery.com if you'd like further details. Thank you for bearing with us!

*Layaway deposit listing for L. Please do not purchase unless you are L*


Deposit listing for layaway 


We love these sentimental pieces with their sweet, romantic symbolism. They were often gifted as a wearable reminder to remember and think of your loved one. This antique locket has a secret little glass compartment to the reverse so the wearer could keep their memento close by when worn.


The locket is shaped like a heart with lovely raised detailing. There’s a central forget me not flower made of five turquoise cabochons of varying shades of green and blue to the front.


To the back of the heart is a glass panel with what looks to be fabric and woven hair inside (the panel doesn’t open which is quite common for lockets like these as the idea was that once the item is placed inside, it’s held in place permanently).


The locket was likely a love token, gifted from one lover to another whilst they were separated as at this time, having a photograph was a real rarity as the technology had only just been invented and so often locks of hair were kept close as a little memento.

The locket isn’t hallmarked (which is common for a piece of this age) but tests as at least 9ct gold. It weighs approx 2.35g in total and measures approx 15.6mm tall (not including the jump ring) by approx 14.1mm wide by approx 8.3mm deep.


Condition - The pendant is in good antique condition but does show signs of age and wear. There is surface wear to the gold and turquoise stones, including some small indents to the gold mainly to the back. There is also some damage to the glass panel at the back and behind it too. There are also some visible solder marks near where the jump ring connects at the top. The jump ring is currently pushed closed. Please see photos.

*Please note the antique boxes, chain and turquoise flower ring pictured are not included in the sale*


Payment 1 of 4


This listing is for the deposit payment for the locket listed above. Once the deposit has been paid, the remaining balance due is £175 and £6.95 UK postage due in three further installments as follows:


Payment 2 - £59 due by 24th December 2020

Payment 3 - £58 due by 24th January 2021

Final payment - £58 and £6.95 UK postage (£62.95 in total) due by 24th February 2021


All items paid for via layaway are shipped once the full balance has been paid. Items paid for via layaway are not returnable and layaway deposits are not refundable if you decide not to go ahead with the rest of the layaway plan. For more info on our T and Cs, please visit www.kategoldjewellery.com/faq or email info@kategoldjewellery.com

Layaway deposit listing for antique turquoise & gold forget me not heart locket

  • All items are carefully wrapped and packaged in a gift pouch. In the UK, we always post items via Royal Mail's Special Delivery service which is fully tracked and insured. Items sent outside of the UK are sent via Royal Mail's International signed for service, which offers insurance for up to £250 and tracking.

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