Late Victorian English 9kt Etched Heart Locket
A beautiful heart locket from the Late Victorian (ca1900) era! This English mixed metals piece is made of 9kt yellow and rose gold, creating a 2-tone effect. A gorgeous etched design covers both sides of the piece, including ivy leaves on the back and a shield on the front. The raised border is carved with swirls and scrolls, adding further dimension and texture. When opened, the interior reveals two spaces to store special photographs inside. At the top of the heart is a decorative surmount and ring bail, perfect for pairing the piece with a favorite chain. A charming and feminine locket, it would make a romantic gift for someone special!
Measurements: The piece hangs approximately 1 3/8" long, including the ring bail at the top. The heart locket itself measures 1 1/8" tall, 7/8" wide, and 3/16" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or etched detail. The locket opens easily and fastens securely shut. The bail at the top is securely attached.