This antique, English, 15 karat gold locket is designed with double -sided crystal and gold. The locket has two hand made pictures created out of blond and brown hair. This form was very popular in the early part of the 19th century and this is a fine example. The front has ornate lettering which appears to be a J B and a C. This was a love token, not a memorial piece. The inserts can be removed (and hopefully saved) and the locket can then be worn plain or with a photo if desired.
It measures 1 1/4 inches long with the bail and 1 1/8th inches long without the bail. It is 1 1 /8th inches across.
The gold is finely rendered, simple and elegant. It will come with a black cord that has a 14 karat gold clasp. A gold chain is available and can be ordered separately.
Love is preserved though the centuries in this lovely locket.
England, circa 1850
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