Here is a gorgeous antique frame-locket rendered in lustrous 15 carat yellow gold.
The picture in the center is surrounded by a spectacularly hand-chased frame. It is a classic Victorian motif of foliate scrolls, flowers and light millegraine.
The gold has acquired only the lightest touch of patination over the years, leaving the surface-gold vibrant while creating a spectacular sense of depth and dimension.
It feels of quality and substance. It’s one of those precious objects you’ll find turning over in your fingers and looking at constantly.
There is a sweet vintage photograph in the locket currently, but this can be easily replaced. The beveled glass can be lifted out of the locket and then pressed firmly back in. The glass shows a few minor spots and scratches.
The reverse of the locket is covered in a smooth, slightly domed gold panel. The top of this piece exhibits a stamp which reads “15C”, indicating that the locket is made of 15 karat gold. The reverse of the locket shows only a few minor surface scratches.
Even the bale and loop at the top of the locket are rendered in brilliant yellow gold.
Despite some minor spotting and a light patina, this lovely locket remains in excellent antique condition.
This would be the sweetest gift to someone you love. We would encourage you to keep the original photograph and if you are adding a pic, put it on top of the original.
It is so elegant and detailed, it is just beautiful.
Measurements: Locket is 1” in diameter and 1 3/8” long (w/ bale and loop), 1/8” thick Weight: 7.1 grams (0.25 oz)
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