This oversize locket is modeled in 15k gold and dates to the mid Victorian period. The face features a starburst motif, ornamented with turquoise and a single rose cut diamond, accented with a detailed folitate and scroll motif. The turquoise has discolored with age and ranges in color from bright robin's egg blue to a muted jade green. The reverse side is blank. This stunning piece comes with a 9k gold 20" period chain (not pictured).
15k yellow gold, turquoise, rose cut diamond
2 1/4"length including the bail, 1 3/8" width
1837 — 1901
A turquoise given by a loving hand carries with it happiness and good fortune. -Arabic proverb