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Victorian 18k Gold "AEI" Oval Locket

Victorian 18k Gold "AEI" Oval Locket

$2,500.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1870

An especially lovely antique AEI locket, each letter studded with gemstones: ruby, diamond, and emerald. A classic oval shape, and complete with the original bail, the piece is modelled in rich 18 karat gold throughout.

AEI was a popular Victorian sentiment, the letters standing for Amity, Eternity and Infinity - representing everlasting love, even after death. This locket dates from circa 1870, opens to reveal two old photographs within the original glass fittings.

STONES 

Ruby, Diamond, Emerald

MEASUREMENTS 

5.6 x 3.2cm (including bail)

WEIGHT 

20.8g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 18k gold

CONDITION 

Very good, with fine antique patina

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