Rare 15K gold (acid tested) Victorian Etruscan Revival Pendent Locket with a .70-.75 carat diamond K-L color SI clarity with beautiful floral gold applique work done by hand. The whole front of the pendant/locket is outlines in a thin gold twisted rope with two tiny clovers on top and what looks to be green and red gold leaves with golden daisies on the sides with the sparkling diamond in between them. This locket has such a rich patina I didn't dare clean it! The only thing I had to have my jeweler buff out was these "graffiti" like scratches to the inside of the "door" of the locket to the back. It was very odd and in no way any type of engraving. It did not detract from the beauty of the piece as this was inside the locket door. To the back of the Pendent is a tiny gold knob to open the locket compartment with a hinge on the opposite side which opens and shuts well. There are no markings or hallmarks on the locket but someone at some point etched "1/4 MT" inside which I believe has nothing to do with the maker and more to do with one of the lockets previous owners. There is a nice size space in the locket to put a picture or two or a lock of hair of a loved one inside. The locket weighs 15 grams and measures 1.75" North to South (including bale not the jump ring) and about 1.75" East to West at its greatest dimension. There are such amazing details all done exquisitely. There are some light scratches to the front (about 3) that could be buffed out by the new owner but do not detract from the piece. You can see this in some lighting better than others.
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This listing is for the Pendant/Locket alone and does not come with a chain. The chain is used for display to give you idea of one option of how to wear it.
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