"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, the Wightman & Hough Company specialized in quality lockets from the mid 1800's to the early 1920s. It was during this time that this gorgeous antique locket was crafted. The locket features a delicate engraved snowflake that is set with seven of what appear to be genuine diamonds. The back of the locket remains plain and monogram-free which is hard to find as the W&H Co offered monogramming at purchase. This wonderful round locket opens from the rear top down revealing two removable frames waiting to hold your beloved photographs. Inside you will, also, find the signature W & H Co heart which is "your guarantee of beauty, utility, and durability." I placed this very special antique locket on a new 14k gold filled bar and link chain hand finished with a trigger lobster clasp and ring.
Necklace Chain: 30 inches
Antique Locket: 30mm (a little under 1 1/4 inches)
Signed: "W&H Co." in heart and "1/4 gold shell"
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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 add a polishing cloth to your order, please contact me through Etsy and I will customize a listing for you. The cost of the cloth is $4.