A beautiful locket from the Victorian era with bead-set diamonds surrounded by a thin border of black enamel accented with an "X" of textured gold wire. The reverse side features the initials "EM".
18k yellow gold, enamel, 9 rose cut diamonds, glass lens
1 3/4" length including the bale
1837 — 1901
It’s hard to pinpoint when modern-day lockets were invented, but it’s believed that they evolved from ancient amulets.