The rise of the Art Deco Era left a stark contrast to past locket and pendant wearers. Gone was flow, roundness and curvature; now sharp angles, squares and the geometrical were the favor. Even the hairstyles of the day were shorter, more rigid in shape. A direct dichotomy and escape to the rise of a woman’s independence and perhaps where the selfie was invented? So no longer were we wearing our painted paramours around our necks, but our very own portraits.
Each locket is one-of-a-kind, and in some cases, over 100 years old. Each has unique wear and tear that adds to the charm and history of the piece.
Locket #1 (1935) is adorned with the US Naval Academy insignia on the front. Measures approximately 0.75 " by 1.25"
Locket #2 (1920 - 1930) is a unique square shape with beveled corners. A simple diamond shape is engraved in the middle and kiss-lock clasp on the bottom. May have been used as a pressed powder compact! Measures approximately 1.5" by 1.5"
Collected by Mineral and Matter