Vulcanite is a material made of vulcanized (hardened) rubber. It became quite popular in the Victorian era as an affordable, durable material for black mourning jewelry, an alternative to more expensive materials like jet.
This piece is a very lovely locket with a beautiful gold decoration on the front which has some black enamel embellishments. It was likely a mourning piece.
The inside has beautiful detailing and a place to hold a photograph or a lock of hair.
This listing is for the LOCKET ONLY. Chain NOT included. (Gold chain also available for sale separately)
+++ Measurements +++
The locket is approximately 1.5" in length.
+++ Condition +++
It is in really nice condition for its age, with some minor signs of wear, very faint surface scratches, but overall excellent. There is very minor color fading.
NOTE: The color of vulcanite can fade over time, especially with direct sun exposure. It will turn a lighter brownish green if not kept out of the sun.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.