A sweet late Victorian locket detailed with flowers over a textured ground and set with a heart-shaped garnet. The face is made in gold and it appears that the reverse side is gold fill as it has darkened a bit with age. New 14k gold chain.
14k gold front (tests), gold fill back, 6.5mm x 6mm heart shaped garnet, new 14k gold chain
Good - no inserts or lenses; gold fill back has darkened with time
1" length including the bale, 11/16" width, 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.