Antique Victorian 14 Karat Gold LocketAntique Victorian 14 Karat Gold LocketAntique Victorian 14 Karat Gold Locket

This fabulous locket has two sides decorated with such different motifs it is hard to believe it was meant for the same person! I'd like to think this locket was a memento that a lady wore everyday to remind her of her loved one at sea. Yet she could turn it around and have a lovely ornately decorated image if she wanted to wear it for another occasion.

One side of the the 14 karat gold locket has an anchor which is placed on a coiled rope design. Quite clearly a reference to the sea. The other side is quite detailed and finely decorated. At the center is a plain lozenge shape that could have an initial engraved on it. Surrounding this are four flower and leaf designs. The rest of the space has a textured surface that is bordered by incised lines at the edge. The interior has a glass frame on the left side.

The locket is not marked, but tested as 14 karat gold. I tested is in several places and several time with both an electronic tester and acid. I was concerned because the the rope design on one side has a slightly rose gold color and there appeared to be some silver as well. I believe that the gold rope may have a slightly higher copper content, hence the color. I also think that a bit of the solder used to attach the anchor seeped from the sides slightly. All this is to say it is 14 karat gold.

The locket is 30 mm x 20 mm (1 1/8 inches x 6/8 inch) with the attached ring, excluding the jump ring. It is 5 mm (3/16 inch) thick and weighs 4.4 grams. It is in great condition.

Item ID: 24-379

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: 14 karat gold, Size: 4.4 grams

Antique Victorian 14 Karat Gold Locket

$525 USD

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