Acrostic jewelry, sometimes called secret message jewelry, uses precious stones to communicate a word meant just for the beloved. Using the first letter of the name of each stone, the jewelry spells out words like DEAREST (Diamond, Emerald, Amethyst, Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, and Topaz) and REGARD (Ruby, Emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby, Diamond). This locket spells ADORE (Amethyst, Diamond, Opal, Ruby, Emerald). The five turquoise stones on the left side may just be ornamental, or perhaps they held a significance to the original owner that even we cannot decode!
Acrostics were commonly used in rings, but to be used in a locket is particularly charming. Not only do the jewels hold special meaning between the giver and wearer, but photographs of the two can be held inside.
Locket measures 2 x 2.5 cm
Chain measures 18 in