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Victorian Diamond & OnyxChrysanthemum Locket

$1,800

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.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), onyx, 26 rose cut diamonds, glass, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1" length including the bale, 3/4" diameter, 18" chain

Victorian

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VictorianEra

18371901

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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