Victorian Petite 14kt Pavé Turquoise Padlock Heart Locket
A charming padlock pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in 14kt yellow gold, this lovely piece is petite in size, and has a romantic heart-shaped design. Decorating the front surface are gorgeous turquoise stones, which rest in a fine pavé setting, displaying wonderful shades of sky blue, and light and dark green hues. The reverse side of the pendant reveals a small glass-covered window, which acts as an open-faced locket, perfect for storing a special memento, if desired. The original braided hair token remains beneath the locket face, however, this could easily be removed if desired. A simple looped handle at the top also functions as the clasp, and can be pulled opened and snapped into place. Finishing the design are two polished beads at the base of the handle, both decorated with a lovely etched design. Whether worn on a favorite chain or added to a special charm bracelet, this padlock is perfect for every day wear!
Measurements: The padlock hangs approximately 7/8" long, including the handle at the top, and measures about 1/2" wide and 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. All of the pavé turquoise stones are intact and securely set. The glass frame on the back displays some light scratches, however they do not impact the visibility. The padlock function is secure and in good working condition.