This genuine antique locket dates from the Late Victorian Era, and is finely crafted in 9ct Yellow Gold. We love its rare & unusual shield-like shape and the romantic floral engravings!
The locket is a beautiful rich colour, somewhere between Yellow and Rose Gold, and features intricately hand chased foliate design. The banner-style bale is extremely rare, as is the sheer quality of the engraving work. It's hard to believe but all this etching work would have been done by hand, and has been beautifully executed.
This wonderful Victorian 9ct Gold Locket has room for two good sized photographs inside & is in perfect ready to wear condition!
A selection of 9ct Gold chains may be added at the checkout if required.
ERA: Early Victorian c.1850
MEASUREMENTS: The locket itself measures 21mm wide by 28mm long (not including bale), and is 5mm thick when closed.
MATERIALS: 9ct Gold (Rose) - Back & Front. Base Metal hinge and frames for strength
HALLMARKS: Stamped "9ct Back & Front". Tested as 9ct Gold.
CONDITION: Very Good
Impeccable! It's very rare to find a locket of this style and this age in such fantastic condition! This beautiful Victorian 9ct Gold locket is competely free from damage. There are no dimples, dings, pinholes or dents (please see images). There are no holes or breaks in the engraving work. There is no evidence of any repairs and the locket is structurally sound.
There are two very small areas of dis-colouration to the Gold near the hinge, which is likely from previous jewellers testing the purity of the Gold which is quite subtle, and this is not visible when the item is worn. There are two original shield-shaped frames inside with plastic windows. (These would have originally been glass but have been lost to the sands of time.) The hinge is in good working order, and the bale is sturdy and strong. Overall a stunning piece of Victorian history in fabulous, ready to wear condition!
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