This is an Antique Gold Plated Locket & Chain with a Faceted Amethyst Looking Glass Stone. This Locket opens as well as closes, just fine and has a latch that holds it closed. This Locket has been around quite a while as the metal had a nice rich patina that can be acquired only through aging and time. This is Locket does have a base metal of Brass on it. The back looked like Brass and with just a little bit of polishing, it now looks so much better and look more like it is Gold Plated. The Chain measures 18" in length, the Locket measures 1 1/2' x 1 1/8" and the purple glass stone measures 5/8' by 1".