An antique (Latin: antiquus; old) is an old collectable item. It is collected or desirable because of its age, beauty, rarity, condition, utility, personal emotional connection, and/or other unique features. It is an object that represents a previous era or time period in human society.
When I was a young woman I would NEVER have thought that something antique was at all desirable. Fast forward 25 years and I cannot get enough of old cherished items. I love the notion of an item being worn and loved by another human being long before me.
I purchased this choker with locket over 10 years ago at an antique shop in Saniblel Island, Florida, while on vacation.
What caught my eye was the dark haired beauty depicted on the locket.
The earrings I found while perusing the shop after I was about to leave. I thought the garnet and seed pearls would accent the necklace.
One of the unique details of the locket is a finger print on the inside left chamber. I'll never know who it belongs to, although I have imagined loads of scenarios. I'd like to think the imprinted whorls were left behind by a woman as she inserted a picture of her true love into the locket.
I'm linking up with Patti from notyetdeadstyle.blogspot.com for Visible Monday.