A superb antique Victorian "Bullseye" locket pendant crafted in gold vermeil (18ct gold on sterling silver) in an exquisite Etruscan Revival design.
A quality piece, the heavy gauge silver locket is thickly plated in high carat gold so it is a luxurious bright yellow colour. The centre boasts a beautiful natural onyx cabochon. In its natural state onyx, a form of chalcedony/agate, is an earthy brown with bands of white just like this marvelous specimen!
The regal Scottish stone is bezel set and framed in gleaming gold beaded granulation. Punched triangular motifs accented in more bead work run all the way around adding to her Etruscan nature with a starburst effect.
This is a beautifully plump and deep locket so there is lots of room inside for precious keepsakes as well as photos. The top has a good sized jump ring so you can happily wear her on a favorite necklace chain. If you don't have a suitable chain just let us know and we will happily provide you with a new one!
If you're looking for a majestic addition to your antique jewellery box then this Victorian luxury gem is bound to fit the bill, you will love the remarkable attention to detail and her Scottish roots!
MATERIALS: sterling silver, 18ct gold
GEMSTONE: Scottish banded agate (onyx) 18x15mm
MEASUREMENTS: Exterior 1-1/2" (4cm) drop with an 18.6mm profile. The oval locket compartment is 1-1/4" (3.5cm) by 1" (2.5cm) and 1/2" (1cm) deep
DATE: Victorian, circa 1860
WEIGHT: 15.9 grams
HALLMARKS: none, tests as sterling silver with high carat gold plating
CONDITION: in very good condition with light surface scratches as you might expect in an antique locket and the gold plating shows no signs of wearing through to the silver. There is the smallest nibble on the side of the onyx gemstone but this is not really noticeable and certainly does not detract. The locket closes securely with a good firm click.
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Materials: Sterling Silver, 18ct Gold, Banded Agate.