A late Victorian locket with an onyx round inset with a beautifully rendered gold chrysanthemum studded with rose cut diamonds. The reverse side houses a hinged glass panel which makes it easy to add your small memento or photograph.
10k gold (tests), onyx, 26 rose cut diamonds, glass, new 14k gold chain
1" length including the bale, 3/4" diameter, 18" chain
1837 — 1901
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.
Floriography allowed the Victorians to communicate their desires without saying anything at all.
In the 14th century, it was discovered that the only way to cut a diamond was with another diamond.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.