Victorian 14kt, Bloodstone & Enamel Butterfly Locket
A fabulous locket from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This unusual piece is made of 14kt yellow gold and oval in shape. One side is adorned with an oval shaped bloodstone plaque and on the other side is a plain smooth gold surface. The bloodstone front has a single gold butterfly which is riveted through the center. With vibrant color, the butterfly has a turquoise, white and purple enameled surface. The locket opens on the side to reveal a small compartment for either a picture or a very small object. At the top of the locket is simple round bail that is fairly small in size. It's a lovely piece and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurement: The locket hangs approximately 1 3/8" long, is a little less than 1" at its widest and has a depth of 1/4". The bail has an approximate diameter of 1/8".
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the bloodstone face and the locket closes easily and securely. There is some normal surface wear to the gold back of the locket which is not unusual for a piece from the Victorian era. There is also some very minor damage in the enameling of the butterfly.