This very large carved onyx locket is a splendid addition to any collection of memorial jewels. it is fitted with a 14K chain that features pearl and onyx beads. one of the onyx beads is missing. The chain itself measures 17 inches in length. The reverse of the locket holds a frame and an acrylic window that remains intact. the clasp on the chain may be a more recent addition that works perfectly.
The beautifully shaped onyx locket is adorned with 52 seed pearls of varying sizes set in silver forming a lovely floral design. The chain is removable if the owner chooses to add another chain, pearls or a ribbon. the pendant itself measures 2 3/4 inches in length by 1 3/8 inch in width. it is unmarked. The clasp on the chain is marked 14K. The weight of the pendant, including the chain, is 23.9 grams.
The pendant/locket may have been designed as a mourning piece so typical during the Victorian Era. However, it it is simply a stunning gem to be worn for any reason.
It is in fine antique condition. Please note that there are 2 pearls missing now and are being added by the jeweler. Sorry!
Victorian Carved Onyx & Seed Pearl Necklace & Chain