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Mid Victorian Black Enamel & Gold Concealed Locket Pendant


So cute and clever. A teardrop, a hexagon, engraved flowers, a hinged locket. So much going on in one inch. Once it sat atop a stickpin, but we remade it to hang from a chain. A jeweler can help you remove the hair from underneath the glass and add your own, if you wish.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), black enamel, glass, hair, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    Very good - converted from a stickpin into a pendant

  • Size

    1" length including the bale, 18" chain

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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