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Victorian Diamond Framed Locket/Brooch

$2,200

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.

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  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), 43 2mm old cut diamonds, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use; Spaulding & Co Chicago Makers mark

  • Size

    1 1/4" length including the bale, 1 1/8" diameter, 18" chain

Victorian

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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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