Victorian 14kt Diamond Starburst Double Sided Locket with Engraved Initials
An absolutely beautiful double sided locket from the Victorian (ca1880s) era! This wonderful piece is crafted in 14kt yellow gold and forms the shape of a round disc. The smooth surface displays a lovely matte finish, and one side is adorned with a set of relatively large initials written in an incredibly elegant script. The initials read "RMC" and each letter adorns a gorgeous leafy motif on the curled ends, and lovely flourishes are found throughout, adding a wonderful feminine touch. The other side adorns a sparkling 0.35ct old Mine Cut diamond that is prong-set within a fabulous etched starburst design. The locket is hinged on the side and opens to reveal two clear celluloid covered space to hold a special photograph or memento, if desired. Both interior sides are stamped with the number "3" and the locket hangs from a simple gold bail, perfect for hanging from a complimentary chain. It's a simple yet elegant piece that would make a wonderful keepsake addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The locket hangs approximately 1 5/8" long (including the bail at the top), and measures about 1 1/4" in diameter and 1/8" thick.
Condition: The locket is in an overall good antique condition. Besides normal surface wear, there is no serious damage to the gold setting except for two small indents on the surface of one side. Due to the location, they are hidden within the ornate design of the letters and hardly noticeable. Additionally, there is a small chip along the edge of the diamond which isn't noticeable without viewing with a jeweler's loupe. The hinged locket and bail are in good working condition.