Antique 1904 Gold Horseshoe Locket Necklace, W&H Co Round Photo Pendant - There's a Heart in Every Locket

$375.00

"The best of all keepsakes... No other article of jewelry, gift or favor, is so valued as the Locket. It is a symbol of Faithfulness, cherished by the wearer for memory's sake and for the loved secret it holds. The Locket never grows old but becomes dearer with long possession. W & H Lockets are the best choice for keepsakes because their beautiful designs are backed by honest quality and workmanship."

So reads the Wightman and Hough Company's advertisement from the October 1912 print of The People's Home Journal. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Wightman & Hough Co. specialized in quality lockets. This gorgeous antique locket features a beautiful sparkling horseshoe (mostly likely paste stones -an antique process of creating sparkling quality faux stones). The back of the locket remains plain and monogram-free which is very rare for this brand of locket as the W&H Co offered monogramming at purchase. This wonderful round locket opens to reveal two removable frames waiting to hold your beloved photographs. Inside you will, also, find the signature W & H Co heart (their tag line was "there is a heart in every locket") which "is your assurance of correct style, exquisite finishes, and dependable quality" as well as the patent date for 1904. I placed this very special antique locket on a new long chain of 14k gold fill hand finished with a trigger lobster clasp and ring.
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Necklace: 24 inches
Locket: 28mm (1 1/8 inches)
Signed: "W&H Co." in heart and "Pat Aug 2 04"
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Caring for your jewelry:
Precious metals such as silver need to be polished from time to time (with the exception of oxidized sterling silver- which does not need to be polished). To extend the time between the polishing of your bright silver, your may store your design in a air tight bag. When your piece does need polishing, I recommend Sunshine sterling silver polishing cloths. If you would like to purchase a cloth, please email me through Etsy or at TforEdgar@me.com and I will set up a custom listing for you. The cost of the cloth is $4. (No shipping will be added if you purchase the cloth with another item.)

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