Victorian Locket Pendant

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Lockets are obviously something I am interested in, and this one stopped me in my tracks. This Victorian locket pendant is perfect for brides wearing v-neck wedding dresses. It fulfills your “something blue” requirement if you follow those rules, and is 14k gold with all natural Turquoise and pearls, as well as an old mine-cut diamond. You could pair this pendant necklace with stud pearl, gold, or turquoise earrings, or a combination of the three. It is certainly a statement piece, so an understated gown would work best with this necklace.

The center dangle section also contains a locket complete with original glass frame. Yes! It still has the original glass! Slip a portrait of your groom in the locket, or a photo of your parents on their wedding day and it immediately becomes an heirloom, ready to pass down to your own children and grandchildren of the future.

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Forget-me-not Vintage Gloves

Gone are the days when all women covered their hands in gloves. Prior to circa 1960 (and a bit beyond), most women in the U.S. didn’t leave their homes without covered hands and head. I love finding old photos of family members, noting the fashion changes throughout the years. I adore finding vintage photos at flea markets, treasure troves for the fashion inclined.

I found these delicate forget-me-not and rose vintage gloves at Helpers House of Couture, San Francisco, tags still intact, and thought how lovely they would be on the hands of a modern bride with traditional ideals. I once had a huge collection of vintage gloves, keeping only a few favorites, selling the rest many years ago. Although I don’t own the gloves above, I can’t help but imagine them being used in a real wedding. 

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