Nearly all of these Victorian pendants could be termed "love tokens", given by a boyfriend or husband, to his girlfriend or wife, to show love & devotion.
Many of them feature amethysts, garnets or citrines in their construction. During Victorian times, each of these semi-precious stones were seen as symbols of love, fidelity & the everlasting nature of love between a man & a woman - even unto death!
Unmarked, but tested, gold pendant, in its original fitted box, from the 1940s. Retailed by R.H. Halford & Sons Ltd. of 41, Pall Mall S.W., it features two lucky clover leaves in the form of heart shaped amethysts & three small pearls. It measures 1.75" x 1.25".
9ct gold & golden citrines necklace. The nine citrines are graduated in size, with the central citrine being the largest. The necklace dates from the 1900s & is 17" in length. It has recently been cleaned & polished.
Late Victorian gold pendant, marked 9ct on reverse. This bow/circular pendant is embellished with seed pearls & six small & one larger/central amethyst. It measures 1.5" x 0.75".
Victorian gold pendant, marked 9ct on reverse. It is decorated with two pink, paste stones, one of which acts as a drop to the base of the pendant. The pendant measures 1.75" x 1.25".
This early 1900s, necklace has an interesting, elongated drop, which features a small pearl & two round amethysts. It features a delicate belcher chain which measures 19.5", whilst the actual pendant drop measures 1.5".
Victorian "love token" necklace in 9ct yellow gold, comprising of three hearts on a chain. The central heart is made of amethyst, whilst the two flanking hearts are of golden citrine. The neckchain has an original barrel clasp & the necklace is marked 9ct, on a small plaque on the underside of the amethyst heart. The chain measures 16".
Late Victorian gold pendant, marked 9ct to reverse. The pendant features two amethysts, one of which is a round drop to the base. It measures 1.75" x 0.75".
This gold & garnet pendant from the beginning of the 1900s features five large garnets, set in beautiful gold filigree wire work. Its neckchain measures 19", whilst the rest of the pendant drop measures an extra 1.5".
This Art Deco, white gold & jade pendant is marked 9ct on the bar, leading to the hexagonally shaped pendant. The drop itself is prettily carved with leaves & fruit. The neckchain measures 15", whilst the pendant drop is 2" x 0.75".
Pretty citrine & gold pendant. The pendant measures 1" x 0.5" & has a well constructed loop to accommodate a gold neckchain. Probably mid 20th Century in age.
This late Victorian gold pendant/brooch is marked 9ct on the reverse. It has the added advantage of having a brooch attachment as well as a loop to hold a neckchain. It is decorated with multiple seed pearls & four small amethysts, plus an amethyst tear drop to the base. It measures 2" x 1.25".
Victorian gold pendant/brooch stamped 9ct to reverse. Inlaid with seed pearls & two aquamarines, one in the form of a pear-shaped drop. Added gold safety chain. The pendant measures 2" x 1.5".
An early 1900s rose gold, "front & back" locket. This locket is not made of pure gold, its internal parts are strengthened by the addition of stronger metal. The locket is finely chased & has the original internal fitments. It measures 1.25" x 0.75".
This late Victorian gold pendant is marked 9ct on the reverse and features two small amethysts, one of which acts as a drop to the base of the pendant. It measures 2" x 1.25".
This late gold Victorian pendant is marked 9ct on the reverse & features a central flower shape encrusted with small pearls. The shape of the pendant is an eternal love knot, making it an obvious "love token". It measures 1.5" x 1".
This Victorian gold pendant is marked 9ct on the clasp & on the reverse of the citrine drop. The citrine forms an intricately carved & mounted heart & is obviously an early "love token". The chain measures 18" & the heart pendant is 1" x 0.75".
This Victorian locket in the shape of a horse's hoof is unmarked but tests as high carat gold. It is obviously designed as a keepsake & has room inside it for hair or pictures. It measures 1.5" x 1".
This Sheffield, 1981, Derbyshire Blue John pendant & chain, is in 9ct gold. The chain measures 16", whilst the pendant is oval in shape & measures 1.25" x 0.5".
This garnet & gold pendant is marked 9ct to the reverse. The pendant itself is a cabochon garnet in an elaborately toothed mount. The neckchain measures 18", whilst the oval pendant measures 1.25" x 0.75".
This Victorian gold pendant, marked 9ct on the reverse, has a central oval garnet & a pear shaped amethyst drop to the base. It measures 2" x 1.25".
Late Victorian gold pendant, marked 9ct on the reverse. Decorated with multiple seed pearls & two amethysts, one of which form a tear drop at the base. The large pendant measures 2.5" x 1.25".
This late Victorian gold pendant is marked 9ct to the reverse of the loop. It is decorated with seed pearls & two small & one larger amethyst which hangs from the base in a pear shape. The pendant measures 1.75" x 1.5".
This delicate pendant is unmarked but tests as gold. It is a mixture of matt & polished gold & is decorated with small pearls & an oval central, hanging amethyst. It measures 1.5" x 1".
This delicate gold pendant, marked 9ct on the reverse has two clear stones by way of decoration. These Victorian pastes give the pendant added sparkle. It measures 2" x 1".