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Edwardian MIZPAH Heart Locket

Edwardian MIZPAH Heart Locket

$1,250.00


Description

DATE: Edwardian, 1906

A striking MIZPAH heart locket dating from the Edwardian era. It's crafted in 9 karat gold throughout, with an elegant scrolled top and the words "The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another" engraved on the front. Offered on the 9 karat gold chain pictured.

Mizpah jewellery symbolises a bond between two estranged parties, with God as their witness. Its first usage (Gen 31.49-50) refers to it as a pillar of stones set up by Jacob and Laban. The pillar of stones acted as a witness to the bond between the two men. The word is often used as the name for a cemetery, and can sometimes be found on headstones and mourning jewellery.

MEASUREMENTS 

3.9 x 2.4cm

Chain: 21 inches

WEIGHT 

4.7g (including chain)

MARKS 

English hallmarks for 9k gold, Birmingham 1906

CONDITION 

Very good, with fine antique patina

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