In floriography, the Victorian language of flowers, tussie mussies or nose gays were given to a beloved to convey a message. Small floral bouquets were gifted as a piece of poetry that appealed to the eyes and the sense of smell. The word posy was first written as poesy referring to poetry. These refined, vintage inspired lockets are like tussie mussies from Victorian times.
The design of the face of this locket is the open filigree style with antiqued silver finish. Upon check out, in the "Notes to Seller" section, please let us know if you prefer a 16, 20, or 24 inch chain for the locket and choose a pure fume from the drop down menu. We are currently working on longer chain lengths.
- American Made Locket
- The locket measures 42mm tall (just over an inch and a half) by 33mm wide (1 1/4 inches) and the inside recessed circle for the solid perfume pan measures 23mm. The small tray will supply about 30 applications of the fragrance. There is approximately 1.5 grams by weight of solid perfume in the little replacement tin. The tin is held in place with a tiny amount of removable putty.
- The intricate bail is created by a local artisan here in Santa Fe, New Mexico and hangs on a silver chain.
- The lockets are made in the USA from vintage molds that go back to the 1940's. Each one has been plated with a silver ox to create an antique quality, no lead or nickel have been utilized. The brass metal is lightweight thus making the necklace comfortable to wear.
- The necklace is placed in a pouch with informational cards all contained within a box, ready for giving to someone special or for yourself.
- Handmade Perfume
- Materials: Local beeswax; Organic jojoba oil; vital plant essences including essential oils, absolutes and co2 extracts; and our own artisanal infusions
- The solid perfume pans can be ordered individually so that a different scent can be chosen for each occasion. The solid natural perfume is poured into a separate aluminum pan so that they will not adversely react with the raw metal of the locket. This insures longevity of your perfume and also gives you the option to swap out different fragrances.