Queen Victoria, a ruler of the empire upon which the sun never set AND leading fashonista!!
When King Albert died in 1861, Queen Victoria went into mourning for her beloved husband and wore only black until her death. As a figurehead for the nation, Queen Victoria greatly influenced fashion and a new style of jewellery emerged using blackened oxidised silver set with dark stones such as black onyx & amethyst, this style becoming known as silver 'mourning' jewellery. As a direct result of 'mourning' jewellery, designs with an air of sentimentality became popular and wearing silver lockets and engraved or monogrammed jewellery commemorating those lost but not forgotten became common in the jewellery world.
In homage to this must have and truly personal jewellery item we have designed a collection of both sterling silver Victorian inspired and modern lockets some set with crystals, enamel, semi-precious stones and marcasites and each lovingly presented with their own chain.