A wonderful antique 14k rose gold locket and chain with a beautiful natural ruby.
The locket is slightly domed, it features a faceted ruby gypsy set within an engraved star, the edge has a beaded design.
The top of the locket has a frame with three curls at the top, the wire continues halfway down each side.
The gold has a soft rose color, the back is plain and suitable for engraving.
The locket opens at the top, there is a small nub between the frame and locket to pull it open.
Inside is clean, both sides have a decorative finish.
Measures 1.25" in diameter without the ring and bail, it hangs from a 17" rose gold chain.
Excellent condition, no damage and minimal wear, tight hinge and closes with a secure snap. There is a very shallow dent on the back, no distraction.
Marked with a hallmark on the clasp and an illegible mark, the gold tested 14k with acid and the ruby was confirmed to be a natural stone by a gemologist.
Total weight is 11.2 grams.
An absolutely beautiful antique locket and chain c1900.
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