This is an English Victorian 18k yellow gold and natural turquoise repousse locket pendant and chain. This piece dates from 1870. The long box link chain is 20" long with turquoise bead accents. It is followed by a locket over 2 1/2" long that dangles freely. The connector to the chain is a leaf and flower design with small seed bead turquoise. The pendant drop is heavily embossed with scrolling repousse design in high relief. The center of the pendant has a large natural turquoise flower made up of turquoise pieces in bezel setting. It to has a gold flower in the center. The back of the pendant has a long insert covered with glass where a man's picture is held. Neither the pendant is signed however both were tested by the jeweler. This is a very beautiful piece of Victorian jewelry. It will be sent in a box appropriate for gift giving.
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Art & Antiques from Victorian through the 1950's and slightly beyond
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