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    Posted 7 years ago

    gentlyused4u
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    I just marvel over stuff like this...who it was that died and were they loved that much or was it just a fad? Since this is a part of our victorian history and I want to clean it up, is there anyway I can do this without diminishing it's value as an Antique?

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    1. flowerrose, 7 years ago
      very beautiful. If you do decided to clean it I'd check with someone knowledgable either here or stop by an antique store and show them -ask their advice. Be gentle with abrasive fluids.
    2. gentlyused4u gentlyused4u, 7 years ago
      Thank you for your helpful and kind comments!

      I do want to clean it, so I will take your advice flowerrose, I will take that trip to the local Antique shop! The stones need a deep cleaning and the back of the locket has a residue that may need a bit of elbow grease to get off, but I am sure I would not have the patients to clean it like a pro!

      I too love the Cross Bellin68, that is why I picked it up, didn't even look inside of it, just paid for it right away at an estate sale! Anything with a cross, I'm instantly drawn to...I was so surprised to find the hair sticking out of the sides of the plastic, it actually made my stomach uneasy at first..LOL, but I got over it when I realized it was something and someone that was very much loved a one point in our History!
    3. gentlyused4u gentlyused4u, 7 years ago
      Thank you for the leads on what this is....a Mourning Locket!
    4. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Gentlyused here is link that explains Mourning Lockets, brooches ect. Hope this helps :-)
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/fine-jewelry/mourning
    5. chinablue chinablue, 7 years ago
      I'd love to know if it's marked the same as this locket I posted with the pictures in it. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/59795-lovely-old-locket-with-baby-pictures The look quite similar in design. Mourning jewelry is pretty but rather sad to me. I guess in many cases, it's all they had to keep with photos being costly and/or rare or in earlier instances, nonexistant. I'll be anxious to see what you find out! Thanks for the share. :-)

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