Antique and vintage pendants can make extremely wearable and romantic love tokens. Their uniqueness and proximity to the heart makes them ideal for commemorating a special occasion.
Antique gemstone pendants can be particularly versatile, and can be worn from day through to night. Popular gemstones include natural pearls, diamond, amethyst and aquamarine. Flowers and petals are recurring motifs throughout antique pendants, often used in the settings of a suspended gem. Negligee pendants composed of two pendant drops usually at differing lengths were also a popular design and can add a beautiful dimension of movement.
Antique pendant motifs include lockets, hearts and crosses. Perhaps one of the most romantic of gifts is an antique locket - a piece which can open to reveal space for a photograph or object. Lockets were particularly popular in the Victorian and the early Edwardian periods, when people were inspired by Queen Victoria and enjoyed sentimentality and romance. These lockets were often heart shaped, engraved or gem-set. Antique cross pendants could be adorned with highly decorative detailing and set with precious gemstones, popular in Georgian jewellery.
From solitaire diamond vintage pendants through to decorative Victorian pendants, we have a selection of unique antique pieces which will be forever treasured.