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Antique Heart Locket - Black Enamel, Pearl & Diamond

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This antique heart locket is both sweet and striking! Painted with gorgeous glossy black Enamel, this chubby heart locket is inlaid with Pearls and a petite old mine cut Diamond. What an elegant Victorian locket!

You will also fall in love with this locket's sentimental nature. Inside the locket is the following inscription "A. Saltmarsh, died Jan 3rd 1864". So, not only is this locket a beautiful piece of mourning jewellery, but she is also rich in charm!

Item Details:

ERA: Victorian, c.1864

MEASUREMENTS: Locket 21mm long x 20mm wide. 
Old Mine Cut Diamond 1.8mm diameter. 
Pearls graduate from 1.5mm diameter to 2.1mm diameter. 
Locket length including hasp and jump ring 28mm. 
Weight: 9.2g. 

MATERIALS: 18ct Gold Locket, 9ct Gold Jump Ring, Old Mine Cut Diamond, Pearl, Black Enamel, Metal Frames.  

HALLMARKS: Tests as a solid 18ct Gold locket with Metal frames and a solid 9ct Gold jump ring. 

Condition:

EXCELLENT- VERY GOOD: This antique heart locket is in exquisite condition for her age. The entirety of the locket is just beautiful, and it is rare to find such glossy Enamel in as good condition as she is (as most Enamel would have worn slightly or cracked!). There are a couple of light scratches to the surface, but this is only discernable under a 10x magnification jeweller's loupe - even to an esteemed antique collector she would be classed as perfect! Both the Pearls and the Diamond are also in great nick, secure in their settings and retaining their original lustre. You can also be safe in the knowledge that this locket shuts tight, promising many more years of gracious wear. 

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