Victorian Sterling Silver Micro Mosaic Hair Locket Necklace
A fabulous and unusual micro mosaic hair locket necklace from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Made of sterling silver, this beautiful piece is oval in shape and has an incredible micro mosaic design. At the center is a raised, glass covered locket which holds a very fine, braided lock of hair. Surrounding the hair locket is a lovely image which includes 2 turtle doves and several small pink flowers with leaves, all resting within a background of vibrant blue. Tiny tiles with vivid colors of glass have been hand set to create the stunning image which almost appears to be painted. The locket hangs from a simple sterling bail which attaches to a complimentary sterling chain. A simply magnificent piece from the Victorian era, this necklace would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The micro mosaic locket hangs approximately 1 1/2" long, is 1" wide and 1/4" thick. The chain measures 16" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket and chain is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the micro mosaic image, sterling setting, hair locket or to the chain and the clasp is secure and in good working condition.