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Victorian Essex Crystal "White Rose" Round Locket

Victorian Essex Crystal "White Rose" Round Locket

$1,950.00


Description

DATE: Victorian, c.1860

A beautiful antique round locket. It dates to the mid-Victorian era - circa 1860 - and is set with a reverse carved Essex crystal; the subject is a white rose, delicately hand painted. Around the main crystal is a halo of rose cut diamonds, and to the reverse another domed rock crystal, it's convex shape magnifies whatever keepsake or memento is kept inside.

White roses are often associated with marriage, but in this case the meaning is probably more along the lines of "I think of you"... a sweet reminder of love, while the couple are apart. Either way, it's a wonderful piece of Victorain sentimentality.

STONES

Rose Cut Diamonds

Essex Crystal (rock crystal): 11.4mm

MEASUREMENTS

18.5 x 16.4mm (not including bail)

WEIGHT

4.4g

MARKS

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION

Excellent, light wear commesurate with age

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