Edwardian 14kt & Plat Double Sided Checkerboard Locket
This mixed metals locket from the Edwardian (ca1900) era is simply marvelous! The locket is square in shape and wonderfully decorated both sides. The entire surface of one side has an attractive checkerboard pattern, which alternates between 14kt yellow gold and platinum squares. The opposing side of the locket holds a beautiful garnet stone in the center which is held within an 8 point star shaped setting. The garnet stone is surrounded by an engraved inscription which reads, "1ST PRIZE FOR COMPOSITION AND ELOCUTION AWARDED TO Jennie Lo. O'Mara, ST. ALOYSIUS ACADEMY". Two outer edges of the locket are adorned by a gold bar that loops at the top corner to form a clover like shape, from which the locket can be hung. The piece opens at a small push clasp at the side of the locket, revealing space to store a favorite photograph inside. The inside of the locket is also stamped "14K." A wonderful and very artistic piece, it is perfect for any locket lover and would look beautiful worn on a lovely gold chain!
Measurements: The locket hangs 1 3/4" long, is 1/4" thick, and measures 1" wide on each side.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold or platinum and the garnet stone is intact. The locket opens easily and fastens securely, and the push clasp is in good working condition.