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The silver locket

A silver locket was found inside a box along with a dog tag, and a bunch of old papers (postcards, pictures, and letters). The locket is roughly two inches long by an inch wide. On the front it has a silver cross with a gold out line; and it has the name S.A. Douglas engraved on its back. The inside has the serenity prayer to the left (‘God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.’) The right side has a black and white portrait of a young woman in her early 20s, with long hair, small mouth, clear skin and a long nose. Lastly at the base the locket where the picture is, it has the date July 26, 1941

The locket was examined by a metal smith that focused on making fine jewelry. He gave it a good cleaning and wipe down with cleaning solution; He also scratched the back of the locket were the locket connected to the chain and sprayed a chemical to check if it was real silver; and then placed it on a  small weighing scale.

The smith determined it was German silver with a millesimal fineness of 800.