Such a fine example of 3-types of gold quartz in a single, double-sided fob locket suspending from a gold quartz bar, this is a choice find and a real treasure from a noted by-gone era.
On one side of the locket, 2 colors of gold quartz are set in triangles to complete the full rectangular shape of the locket; One is a pretty rose gold quartz, the other is white gold quartz. On the flip side, the entire piece is greyish-white gold quartz. The bar from which the locket hangs is a white-grey gold quartz.
The locket swivels and opens to two sides for pictures. The covering for pictures is missing inside, but it should be easy to get thin plastic to serve as locket covers. The locket measures 1” in length x 15/18” in width. The panels into which the gold quartz stones are set measure 3/4” x 1/2".”
A decorative, horizontal gold scroll sits on top of the gold bar through which the locket swivels and from which the chain and swivel is attached. The chain piece is 2 ½” in length. The top bar measures 1 ¾” across. When the locket is closed, it measures approximately 10mm thick. Overall length, from the top of the bar to the bottom of the locket, is 4.”
There are expected nicks and minor chips in some of the gold quartz stones and some of what appears to be nicks is the naturally porous nature of this gem material, especially where flecks of gold are found. Overall condition is very good for a piece which is set with this stone and dating back to circa 1880’s.
Assayed as 14k gold, the fob locket weighs 24 grams.
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