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Mid Victorian Pavé Turquoise Heart Locket

$900.00

Mid Victorian Pavé Turquoise Heart Locket

$900.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1870

Charming antique heart locket fronted entirely by pavé-set turquoise cabochons. Whether they changed over time, or were intentionally set this way, the colour variation between individual stones is a gorgeous effect. Quite unusually, the back is 9k gold while the front is silver... presumably so that it's non-reactive where it sits on the skin, but still with the silver tone front (most attractive combined with the turquoise stones). Opening to reveal two heart-shaped locket compartments, it dates from the latter half of the 19th century, circa 1870.

STONES 

Turquoise cabochons

MEASUREMENTS 

 

WEIGHT 

 

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 9k gold and silver

CONDITION 

Very good, natural discolouration to the turquoise and fine antique patina. Closure is secure

Mid Victorian Pavé Turquoise Heart Locket Mid Victorian Pavé Turquoise Heart Locket

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