This superb Scottish Victorian locket is fashioned as a heart shaped shield with a beautiful slice on carnelian on one side and the other decorated floral engraving.
Beautiful quality and nice and deep the locket is rolled gold (gold filled) which is a bonded sheet of solid gold over a harder metal, often silver, it is much thicker and more durable than modern electroplating and has all the appearance and feel of a solid gold piece without the cost.
The locket opens from the side to revel 2 photo compartments to house your precious pictures. The original picture rings and glass covers are still present which is always a bonus as are the paper and silk liners which is a charming touch!
The locket is in lovely condition with signs of age and light surface wear that you would expect in an antique locket but nothing untoward. The engraving is still beautifully crisp and the hinge is solid with the locket closing tightly with a satisfying snap. A wonderful Victorian locket, a desirable shape with a Scottish stone, top notch quality and really does look like a solid gold piece!
We have added a gold filled jump ring and a complimentary gold plated sterling silver 18" (45cm) belcher/rolo chain. Our chains are high quality, they are made in Italy and are fully hallmarked.
MATERIALS: rolled gold/gold filled
GEMSTONE: natural Scottish carnelian, Presidium tested
MEASUREMENTS: approx. 1 inch (2.5cm) high and wide and 7mm deep
DATE: 1880, Victorian
WEIGHT: locket and chain 8.7 grams
HALLMARKS: locket none, chain '925' for silver 'GP' for gold plated
At Mercy Madge we offer distinctive and unique antique jewellery. Each piece is carefully hand selected by us, for you. We rarely come across two identical old treasures, once they are gone, they are truly gone!
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