Fine Silver and 24k Gold Mourning Cloak Butterfly Locket Camberwell Beauty
Fine Silver and 24k Gold Mourning Cloak Butterfly Locket Camberwell Beauty
Fine Silver and 24k Gold Mourning Cloak Butterfly Locket Camberwell Beauty
Fine Silver and 24k Gold Mourning Cloak Butterfly Locket Camberwell Beauty
Fine Silver and 24k Gold Mourning Cloak Butterfly Locket Camberwell Beauty
Fine Silver and 24k Gold Mourning Cloak Butterfly Locket Camberwell Beauty
Fine Silver and 24k Gold Mourning Cloak Butterfly Locket Camberwell Beauty

Fine Silver and 24k Gold Mourning Cloak Butterfly Locket Camberwell Beauty

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Lockets, by their very nature, are captivating.  Beautiful on the outside; the contents are a tantalizing secret known only to the wearer. And this locket- it's even more beguiling!  Presenting as a simple butterfly but containing a space inside to tuck a tiny treasure.

The mourning cloak (called a Camberwell beauty in Britain) has one of the longest lifespans of any butterfly, living 11-12 months!  Sporting a dusky dark reddish purple wing with a bright golden edge, they do rather look like they are wearing a velvet mourning cloak. L. Hugh Newman, an English entomologist, likened the butterfly's pattern to a girl who, disliking having to be in mourning, defiantly let a few inches of a bright dress show below her mourning dress.

Fine silver locket with an edge of 24k gold, this mourning cloak butterfly is small but mighty. Space inside to tuck a photo of your own with a sterling retaining wire for a photo.

On a 24" sterling cable chain.  This little guy is about 1.75" when open, and less than about 1.5" long when closed.