This antique French 18ct Gold 'Lover's Eye' faceted Rock Crystal locket is an absolute delight. This intriguing piece has an 18ct Gold body, and faceted Rock Crystal doors so you can look down on your loved ones instantly.
The piece currently has an eye on one panel, commonly known as a 'lover's eye', a phenomenon which became well known after George IV sent his lover Maria Anne Fitzherbert an intricately drawn picture of his eye contained within a brooch as part of his love letter to her in 1785. This is a gorgeous piece of antique jewellery that you can make completely your own by adding photographs of those closest to you!
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901).
MEASUREMENTS: Locket is 33mm long including jump ring.
Locket itself is 22.5mm long x 18mm wide x 8mm deep.
MATERIALS: 18ct Gold, Rock Crystal.
STAMPS & HALLMARKS: French Eagles Head on hasp for 18ct Gold.
PACKAGING: Your order will be gift wrapped free of charge in a Lillicoco cardboard box made from recycled materials, tied with a ribbon.
VERY GOOD. This antique French 18ct Gold 'Lover's Eye' faceted Rock Crystal locket is just lovely. In very good condition overall, the piece has very little wear to note, only a few dings in a localised area on the rim of the setting. The Rock Crystal is as clear as ice, and has a gorgeous faceted edge which you are sure to love. The locket closes securely, and has a French Eagles head on the bale for 18ct Gold!