Dating to c.1790-1810, this is locket is a Spanish Colonial treasure at an unbeatable price!
Crafted from 15k yellow gold (unmarked but tested), this beautiful locket is Spanish Colonial in origin, and would have likely held a first class relic, but it makes for a fabulous photo, miniature, or hair locket today!
Measuring 1 7/8" long x 1 1/4" wide x 1/4" thick, this stunning locket has survived the past 200 years in excellent condition! The locket is constructed to open from the back, and it retains both of its crystals, the back of which is beveled. The front of the locket boasts lovely scrolls, and the sides are decorated with a ribbon of gold. SO PRETTY!
This beautiful example of Spanish Colonial jewelry weighs 9.5 grams, and looks splendid worn on a simple gold chain. The only replacement to this jewel is the 14k yellow gold bail, which likely wore through after 175 years of careful wear. The only loss to this jewel is a tiny pin which would have held a minute decoration between the scrolls, as a pin hole is there, but no pin. This does not detract from the appearance or the stability of the jewel, but I have set my price with this acceptable bit of wear in mind.
Simply an elegant and historic example of high-karat Spanish Colonial jewelry, this locket is suitable for day or evening wear. It really lights up on the neck, and the style is classic! If you collect the finest in Georgian-era or Spanish jewels, this locket will become a prized addition to your collection! Do not miss it - I do not expect to find another that I can afford to sell at this super-low price!
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