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VictorianTurquoise and DiamondStarburst Locket

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).


  • Materials

    15k yellow gold, turquoise, rose cut diamond

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition


  • Size

    2 1/4"length including the bail, 1 3/8" width

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