Elsie Sweetheart Round Locket
Elsie is a one-of-a-kind Vintage Victorian 12kt gold filled-shell locket circa late 1800's on 14kt gold filled chain with fresh water pearl bead accents.
Polished back with monogram "MCE".
Double photo round locket pendant.
Length approximately 30" with 3" extension.
History: Throughout the Civil War era extending through WWII, Sweetheart lockets became a popular keepsake gift given to wives, girlfriends, and fiancee's from their soldiers. These lockets held images of the soldiers while they were away. It was a way to ease the heartbreak of being away from their sweetheart, hence the name.
♡ Handmade in Venice, CA