Oval black onyx locket with gold fittings mounted with a stone set cross on the front, the reverse has an opening for either pressed flowers or hair. The stones are rose diamonds. The gold tested positive for 14 carat gold.
Late 19th century .
Size : 5.3 cm. ( 2 3/32" ) x 3 cm. ( 1 3/16" ). Its depth is 0.6 cm. ( 0 15/64" ). Total weight : 18g.
The hollow at the back was normally reserved for a lock of hair of the deceased. The are eight stones to the front side. Presently the rear hollow has simply been filled with an impromptu modern small printed picture !
Condition : very good.
Victorian Onyx Mourning Locket, late 19th century.