Edwardian 18kt Platinum Onyx & Diamond Checkerboard Locket
A beautiful checkerboard locket from the Edwardian era (ca1910)! The locket is made of 14kt rose gold and platinum, and features an attractive checkerboard design. A pattern of square cut onyx stones and sparkling rose cut diamonds form the grid, which covers the entire front surface of the piece. The back of the locket is left simple and smooth. When opened from the side, the interior reveals space to store a special photograph, lock of hair, or small mirror inside. A swirled wirework adornment decorates both the bottom and top of the piece, including delicate beadwork and a singe diamond at the base. The locket hangs from a delicate platinum-topped surmount, which has diamond accents and a hidden hook bail on the back. This exquisitely crafted locket is a wonderful example of fine Edwardian era jewelry and would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The locket hangs 1 7/8" long (including the surmount), measures 3/4 wide, and is 1/4" thick. The total pennyweight of the piece is 7.4 dwt.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the platinum-topped gold setting, and all of the diamonds and onyx stones are intact. The locket opens easily and fastens securely, and the bail is secure. There is some light surface wear to the back of the piece, which is minor and not visible when worn.