Victorian 14kt Rock Crystal Turquoise Horseshoe Locket
A beautiful and unusual horseshoe locket from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This spherical locket is carved from rock quartz crystal and is set in 14kt yellow gold. At the center is a lovely turquoise horseshoe motif! The smooth, clear rock quartz crystal acts as a window, allowing a photo or object inside to show through to the surface in a magnified fashion. A gold seam opens at the side, revealing a shallow space in the interior where a photo or image could be stored. The locket hangs from a simple gold ring at the top and would look perfect worn on a favorite gold chain. A special and unique keepsake piece, it is perfect for the equestrian enthusiast or any turquoise lover!
Measurements: The pendant hangs 1 3/8" long, has a 1" diameter, and is 3/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to carved rock quartz crystal or gold setting. The horseshoe motif and turquoise stones are secure and intact. The hinge functions properly and is in good working order.