This antique Jugendstil 14ct Gold Ruby locket is a lovely historic piece! Crafted within German counterpart of Art Nouveau, this locket has charming geometric vertical engravings, with two fuschia Rubies.
The minute you hear about this locket's history, you will want her straight away! The Jugendstil movement, also known as "Youth Style" originated in Munich, and was a rebellious artistic movement reacting against the historicism and neo-classicism of the dominant arts and cultural scene. You can certainly see these revolutionary undertones in this locket's look, as we have never seen something quite like this before! A must-have piece for any jewellery collector.
ERA: Art Nouveau "Jugendstil" (Youth Style), c.1895-1910.
MEASUREMENTS: Locket 26mm diameter.
Rubies 1.8mm diameter each.
Length of locket including hasp and jump ring 34mm.
MATERIALS: Solid 14ct Gold, Ruby.
HALLMARKS: "585" for 14ct, Maker's Mark "AW", winged bird on bale. Tests as solid 14ct Gold throughout, including all frames and bale.
EXCELLENT-VERY GOOD: This antique Jugendstil 14ct Gold ruby locket is in superb condition! A rare one-of-a-kind locket, once this beauty has flown the nest, she has gone for good. The sweet engraved design is completely immaculate after all of these years, with both Rubies also in great nick. There is some minute surface wear on the back of the locket, but this does not detract from its beauty and wearability. Most importantly, the locket shuts tight and both frames are intact, so you can confidently hold two photographs of your nearest and dearest.