Filigree & Floral Locket Necklace in Ivory

Price: $34.00

Availability: in stock

Prod. Code: N-LKT-FIL-IV

Vintage Style Filigree Floral Necklace 

 

Sweet and Charming... ivory flowers and

a tiny sparrow grace this vintage style filigree locket.

 

Necklace is adjustable from 16 to 19 inches.

 

The filigree locket was popular during the 1800's and often

used as a perfume locket by placing perfume soaked fabric inside

the locket. Similar to the "Vinaigrette," which was a small

decorative, perforated box that was usually carried

at the waist to mask unpleasant smells.

 

A little beauty in a romantic era... during times of infrequent

bathing and the stench of poor sanitation in the streets. It was the time of

cholera, before modern plumbing and sanitation were invented, when women

would often sport a nosegay or a scented locket to mask the malodorous trails

coming from the streets and from themselves. Much like the Elizabethan

ruff worn around the neck to direct odors away from ones own

body, the romance continued with the perfumed locket.

 

Today the filigree locket can be used to house a

small cotton swab, lightly doused with essential oil

or to safekeep a much loved photo.