Thursday, August 2, 2012

Vintage Bird Locket Oriole Pair Big Silver Photo Pendant 1960s Jewelry $85


This vintage locket can only be purchased by a jewelry collector who loves birds like me! Not just any birds, but Orioles! When was the last time you saw a locket with Orioles?!

I grew up in Maryland where everyone was always on the watch for the state bird, the Oriole. In the 1960s, I went to ball games as a kid in Baltimore and everyone was dressed in Oriole jackets, shirts, and hats. Maryland is crazy about their Orioles! My mom, who still lives in MD, comes to visit me here in the NC mountains and one day she was jumping up and down screaming, " There is an Oriole at your bird feeder!" She said she rarely ever sees Orioles in MD anymore and cant believe she has to come the NC mountains to find them!

If you love birds and haven't seen the new movie The Big Year, see it : starring Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson. In one scene in the movie, Jack Black's character says the Oriole has the most beautiful song of any bird in the whole world.

This large locket was made in the 1960s. The face is a top quality full color print that looks like a real painting. The locket is made of silver rhodium metal with fancy embossed scrolls and other details on the sides and back.

The locket is large at 1 7/8" long x 1 1/2" wide or 47 mm x 38 mm wide. The original silver metal chain is 30" or 76 cm long. The locket has places for 2 photos that can be up to 1 3/8" tall x 1" wide or 35 mm x 26 mm.

The locket and the chain are not signed. The locket is in excellent clean like new condition with no imperfections or flaws. The Oriole face is perfect with no scratches or chips. There is no silver metal wear. On the on the inside and the back of the locket, there are a couple of microscopic light scratches, hardly worth noting. Inside there is also some light, residual glue from an old photo.
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