Essex Jewelry and Antiques
c1870s Victorian 14K Gold Garnet & Pearl Locket Pendant w Chain
Regular price $2,152.80
Presented is a fabulous 14 karat gold Victorian American locket pendant with chain. This piece dates to around the 1870s. The locket is oval form with a stylized flower on the front. The center of the 'flower' is an oval faceted garnet, which is a rich red-pink stone. Surrounding the garnet are four real seed pearls. The interior of the locket has the original bezel and glass on each side, perfect for a photo, a lock of hair, or other memento. There is enough space behind the glass for folded paper or perhaps a small charm, so this could be used as a shadowbox locket. The locket and chain are in great overall condition. The locket has a few small dings here and there. The locket closes nicely and the hinge is in great shape. The chain has no problems. There are no breaks and no repairs. The chain and the locket are tested and guaranteed 14 karat gold. The chain is about 17 inches long, not including the tongue of the clasp which does not contribute to the length. The total weight is 30.2 grams.