Historical information

This unusual jewellery set belonged to the family of Mrs. Jean Raper of Wodonga. It is part of an extensive collection of jewellery items which belonged primarily to her mother and grandmother.


This item is from the Raper Collection donated to the Wodonga Historical Society by Mrs. Jean Raper.

Physical description

A set of 40 closed loops forming a chain and featuring a locket like pendant. This item is made from a light material similar to tortoise shell. The central pendant has been carved with a cross and a criss-cross pattern as well as initials and a date. It is held together with a metal pin which is probably not part of the original piece.

Inscriptions & markings

On central pendant front: "AMM" on reverse side: "14 Jan 1883"