Victorian 15kt Banded Agate & Diamond Locket 0.75ct
An outstanding enamel and diamond locket from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This incredible oval-shaped piece is made of 15kt yellow gold (indicating English origin) and is particularly large in size. Both sides of the locket are made of rich banded agate which is smoothly polished for a glossy finish. At the center is a large 0.75ct (approximate weight) Holland cut diamond, which rests within a 6-point starburst setting that sits raised above the surface. Decorating the gold seam of the locket is an etched border accented with black enamel vine and leaf details. The piece hangs from a large fluted bail with a complimentary black enamel and Rose Cut diamond design. The generously sized bail allows for the piece to be worn on a substantial gold chain if desired. When opened, the interior of the locket reveals space to store a special photograph behind a removable glass frame. A magnificent piece, it merges seamlessly into modern day fashion and looks incredibly striking when worn. It would make an impressive addition to any collection!
Measurements: The locket hangs approximately 2 5/8" long, is 1 3/8" wide, and approximately 1/2" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting, banded agate, or black enamel, and all of the diamonds are intact. The bail is secure and intact, and the locket stays securely shut.