This Victorian locket, made in buttery 18k gold and framed in old cut diamonds, can be worn as a pendant, or flip the loop down and wear it as a brooch.
18k gold (tests), 43 2mm old cut diamonds, new 14k gold chain
Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use; Spaulding & Co Chicago Makers mark
1 1/4" length including the bale, 1 1/8" 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.
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.
In the 14th century, it was discovered that the only way to cut a diamond was with another diamond.