LUCIEN PICCARD Retro 14kt Turquoise "Dec Birthday" Locket Charm
The name Lucien Piccard is known worldwide for excellence in watchmaking. A Swiss company founded in 1923, it used a variety of innovative techniques, creating some of the first slim-line timepieces and incorporating gemstones into the designs. Lucien Piccard watches have been worn by royalty and high profile celebrities throughout the years, but the company also crafted beautiful pieces of jewelry, which are now very appealing to Vintage collectors and lovers of Retro fashion!
This wonderful turquoise locket charm is a Lucien Piccard piece from the Retro (ca1940s) era! Made of 14kt yellow gold, the pendant has an attractive double-sided design. Decorating the front are the cutout filigree words "DEC BIRTHDAY" in gold block letters, which are surrounded by a delicate turquoise border- one of the recognized birthstones for December. The turquoise stones rest in a channel setting and display a beautiful range of natural green and blue colors. The reverse side of the pendant has an open-faced glass frame, which can be removed to store a special photograph inside. The reversible design could be worn with either side facing forward. At the top of the piece is a simple gold bail. This wonderful keepsake piece would make a lovely gift for anyone with a December birthday!
Measurements: The pendant hangs 1" long, has a 7/8" diameter, and is slightly more than 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to the turquoise stones, all of which are intact. The bail is secure and the removable glass frame is in good condition.