A beautiful vintage sterling silver locket set with an oval cabochon of glossy black genuine Whitby jet. Not to be confused with French jet, which is glass, Whitby jet is a fossilized mineral gemstone millions of years old that is only found in Whitby, a seaside hamlet in England.
This locket is lovely quality in a generous size and nice and puffy with a fan shaped bale. The silver has a high polished mirror finish. The locket opens from the side to reveal two compartments for photos, the picture rings are fixed in place so photos simply tuck behind them. The interior is fairly deep so you could insert other little keepsakes too.
We have added a new high quality sterling silver curb chain so this lovely piece is ready to wear right out of the box. Our shop is located in the heart of the heart of the old Victorian Whitby jet district and all our jet is locally sourced.
MATERIALS: sterling silver
GEMSTONE: Whitby jet
MEASUREMENTS: The locket measures 1-3/8" (3.5cm) high by 3/4" (2.5cm) wide and 12mm deep. Chain, 18" (45cm)
WEIGHT: 11.5 grams, total
HALLMARKS: Locket stamped '925' chain stamped '925 on the parrot clasp
CONDITION: in beautiful condition with light surface wear in keeping with age, any dark marks are camera reflection. The jet is flaw free and the hinge is in perfect order with the locket closing with a satisfying snap
At Mercy Madge we offer antique and vintage jewellery that is special and each piece is 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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- Our photographs are taken in extreme close-up to show you every tiny detail. Any blemishes are greatly magnified and typically they aren’t noticeable to the naked eye. Reflections caused by our bright lighting can cast to dark spots and discoloured areas that don't exist in real life.
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Materials: Sterling Silver, Whitby Jet.