This superb antique 18 karat gold banded agate locket pendant is circa 1860. It is finely rendered in 18 karat gold, and is bold in size yet restrained in design. The central star motif is set with small mine cut diamonds centering a banded agate cabochon. The surround has bezel set banded agate cabochon stones , nine in total, and each perfectly matched. The bail too is a work of art , also set with a cabochon banded agate. The reverse has a removable bezel which can house a photo or momento.
The pendant measures 2 1/2 inches long X 1 1/2 inches across. It is in excellent condition, completely original, and retains a rich patina. This locket can be worn with a gold chain or a cord. It is such a refined design and the black and white colors complement so many clothes. It looks so elegant worn as an accent with gray, black, houndstooth and linen. Simply perfect....England, circa 1860
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