A gorgeous golden antique locket brimming with quality and beauty..
This superb Victorian Gold locket was crafted during the Aesthetic period, and is one of the most rare and unusual Victorian Aesthetic lockets we've ever seen!
It was crafted from bright and buttery 9ct yellow Gold, circa 1880, and has two distinct designs. One side is features a beautiful "bright cut" flower; engraved with skill and set with pretty natural Seed Pearls and a twinkling old rose cut Diamond.
The other side is completely different. Here we have a more domed profile that's smooth and curvaceous, again embellished with a whimsical wildlife scene of birds, trees and moving water.
It's incredible hard to find lockets of this age in such fantastic condition, so to find a Gold one with two designs really is special!
A beautiful, unique and romantic gift for any occasion. Holds two large photographs inside.
ERA: Victorian Aesthetic c.1880
MEASUREMENTS: The locket is 37mm tall (not inc. bale) x 30mm wide, and 8mm deep.
It is 51mm tall including the bale.
The Diamond is 2.5mm in diameter.
The Pearls measure 2mm in diameter.
MATERIALS: 9ct Yellow Gold back and front, rose cut Diamond, natural Pearl.
HALLMARKS: None present, tested as 9ct Gold back and front. The hinge and frames are metal for strength and durability.
A stunning antique 9ct Gold Victorian locket in exceptional condition. The locket opens and closes tightly and stays closed when worn, so your photographs are safe and sound inside. The detailed repousse or embossed border is pristine, as is the engraving on both sides. There are no dents, dings or pin-holes to be seen and the locket still has a lovely high polish finish. The Pearls are all natural and original, as is the rare rose cut Diamond. The inside is also in god condition and has 1 piece of original glass, one perspex "window" and two frames to hold your photographs in place.
All in all this is an exceptionally rare piece of Victorian jewellery history, offered in amazing condition. We're proud to have it in our collection, and we're sure you will be too!
We deliver all orders by courier with full tracking and insurance for your peace of mind. This item comes beautifully presented in a branded Lillicoco box and is securely padded and protected during transit.
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