The V&A Locket
Product DescriptionDesigned in collaboration with the V&A, this spectacular floral lace locket features a rainbow gemstone encrusted parrot perched inside! Alex Monroe Jewellery is inspired by nature and handmade in our London Workshop.
This was a very special piece Alex was asked to design for the V&A in 2008, to commemorate the opening of their new jewellery gallery. Inspired by some of the Victorian jewellery housed with the V&A, this heart-shaped locket features vine leaf detailing and is set with rubies & rhodolites. Inside is a swinging Lovebird, symbolising Queen Victoria on her own, forever in mourning after her great love Albert passed away. The Lovebird is set with a rainbow of rubies, emeralds, topaz, yellow sapphires and citrines.
Alex and his design team create all original designs by hand in sterling silver. An unusual approach to jewellery making which allows them to achieve our signature detail. When our jewellery goes into production, it is hand-finished by our team of skilled craftspeople in our London workshops, and Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. We're extremely proud that each and every Alex Monroe treasure is and will forever be handmade in England.Discover here