Edwardian Platinum & 14kt Turquoise Checkerboard Locket
A wonderful locket from the Edwardian (ca1910) era. This beautiful locket has an extremely unusual shape and design which looks to have certainly been a custom made piece. Made of 14kt rose gold and platinum, the locket has a rectangular box shape with a single cabochon turquoise set within it. The rose gold and platinum form a checkerboard design on the front of the piece which is separated by a perforated line. The turquoise stone is set within starburst design and rests in the center of the piece. The locket opens from the top to reveal a space for a small object or a photo with glass on both sides. On the back is a hand engraved message which appears to read "TO Geo. W. Yellott. Treas. FROM HIS associates in office. Dec. 25th, 1890." At the top is a simple, oval shaped bail. A simply lovely and unusual piece, this locket would make any collection complete!
Measurements: The locket measures approximately 1" long, 3/4" wide and has a depth of 1/4".
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. There is some normal surface wear to the front and back of the locket which is not unusual for a Victorian piece. The locket closes easily and securely and the turquoise stone is intact.