At the center of this mid-Victorian locket, the vaulted and gem-studded center surmounts a wide border detailed with immaculate black and white enamel work. The locket is suspended from a fleur-de-lis bail and hangs from a period 9k gold chain. The glass-fronted locket back is presently empty.
15k yellow gold, black and white enamel, turquoise cabochons, .06ct old mine cut diamond, 9k antique chain
1 5/8" x 1", 16" chain
1837 — 1901
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.