An antique Victorian era black onyx and gold-filled locket with a lily of the valley design with seed pearls on the front. (It was likely a mourning piece at one time).
Black onyx is a protection stone and is believed to promote strength during difficulties. In Victorian times lily of the valley often symbolized a return to happiness. Seed pearls usually represented tears. This piece is rich with symbolism and is graphically striking!
Part of The Arc's Vintage & Estate Collection .
Due to the gentle and unique nature, all vintage items are final sale.