Edwardian 14kt Platinum Checkerboard Diamond Locket Necklace
This mixed metals necklace from the Edwardian (ca1910) era is simply marvelous! Made of 14kt rose gold and platinum, the necklace is comprised of a fabulous locket that hangs from a complimentary mixed metals watch chain. The locket is diamond shaped and wonderfully decorated on both sides. The front surface has an attractive checkerboard pattern, which alternates between 14kt rose gold and platinum squares. Set in the center of the grid is a single old Mine Cut diamond in an etched starburst design, which adds a wonderful sparkle! The opposing side of the locket has a rose gold face with a set of engraved initials. When opened from the top, the locket reveals a space inside to store a special photograph behind glass. Running across the top two edges of the locket is a gold bar, looping at the top corner to form a wirework clover from which the locket is hung. The watch chain has a cuban link pattern which alternates between sections of rose gold and platinum links. A hanging rose gold toggle clasp hangs beside the locket, completing the design. The necklace fastens in the back with a large spring ring clasp. A wonderful and very artistic turn-of-the-century piece, it is perfect for any locket lover and makes a beautiful statement!
Measurements: The locket hangs 1 3/4" long, is 1/4" thick, and measures 7/8" wide on each side. The chain measures 17.5" long. The toggle measures 1 1/2" long and hangs from a 1/2" strand of chain.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold or platinum setting and the diamond is intact. The locket opens easily and fastens securely, and the glass inside is intact. The chain is in good condition and the spring ring clasp is in good working order.