This rare Victorian 10ct Gold swivel poison locket is so fascinating. A treasure from the 19th century, this piece opens up to reveal a secret locket compartment.
Whether holding a lock of hair or a tiny memento, this rare antique locket can still be worn and used like it was over a century ago. The "poison" origins and moody Bloodstone and Sard gemstones give this piece a Gothic allure. She would be a standout addition to your antique collection.
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901).
MEASUREMENTS: Swivel locket 37mm long including bale x 23mm wide.
Bloodstone and Sard 19mm long x 14mm wide.
MATERIALS: Solid 10ct Gold, Bloodstone, Sard.
HALLMARKS: "10K" on bale top, tests as 10ct Gold throughout.
VERY GOOD: This rare Victorian 10ct Gold swivel poison locket is in superb condition. Both the Bloodstone and Sard are secure in their settings, and the gorgeous chased bale is nice and crisp. There is some light antique surface wear to the side of the locket hinge, but this is very subtle. The locket door can be opened and secure with ease (this piece originally contained poison inside - enemies beware!). This truly is a fantastic Victorian locket pendant, instantly taking you back to the 19th century.