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Large 9ct Antique Gold Locket - "Many Happy Returns"

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SKU: 1419


One of the most beautiful antique Gold lockets we've had the pleasure of having in our collection- this locket is truly a one-of-a-kind!

Crafted from 9ct Yellow Gold it's easy to see the quality & craftsmanship in this piece. The embossed "repousse" design joyfully reads "MANY HAPPPY RETURNS"! -making this an ideal celebratory gift. 

"Repousse" is the name given to precious metals that are painstakingly embossed to create a 3D, relief effect. The process creates dramatic light and shadow, & gives wonderful detail & texture to jewellery, particularly lockets. It was extremely popular during the reign of Queen Victoria both in Britain and in Europe.

The back of the locket is completely different, essentially giving you two looks for the price of one! It has a stunning regal look, with a shield-shaped cartouche, and the Gold is faceted all around the edges to create a beautiful play of light. 

It would make the perfect gift for a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, a graduation or a wedding. And will surely be an heirloom to pass on to future generations.

ERA:  Victorian c.1880

MEASUREMENTS: The body of the locket measures 33mm tall x 28mm wide x 8mm deep.
Weight: 12.2g

MATERIALS:  9ct Gold back and front. The hinge and frames are metal for added strength.

HALLMARKS:  None present. Tested as 9ct Gold back and front. 

CONDITION:  Very Good to Excellent
This stunning antique Gold locket is in excellent condition! The outside is almost mint on both sides, with only very light wear to indicate its great age.The embossed design is crisp on both sides and free from any dents, dings or pin-holes. The locket opens and closes shut tight and has a sturdy structure. Inside there are 2 original frames, along with the two original glass windows. One glass has a small chip, but this doesn't affect the overall beauty of the piece, and of course, can't be seen when worn! It also holds two good -sized photographs. 


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