Description: Dating to the Victorian era, circa 1880, this is a bit of an unusual locket, not the standard round but a long narrow oval one which has a bit more thickness to it as well. It is rendered in 14K yellow gold, with a nice matte finish which is often found in antique jewelry. The front cover is etched and embedded with a flower accent made up of a tiny half-pearl, Persian turquoise and a faceted garnet. There may be some significance to that combination of stones, but I am not aware of it. It has a long sturdy mortise and tenon hinge and it opens on the opposite side with two beaded catches. The inside is nice and clean, with two compartments for photos or other memento's as the sides have some thickness that could hold other tiny items. The beveled glass covers are original and vintage blue paper is applied to the back of the glass. It was there when I purchased this locket, so I left it. The bale is original and a nice thick one for adding a gold chain to.
Condition: Very good plus condition, previously owned and showing age commensurate wear, with no repairs or alterations.
Weight: 5.7 grams
Size: 7/8" long, 5/8" wide and 3/8" thick.
Marks: Unmarked, tests 14K.
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