Art Nouveau 18kt Diamond + Ruby Repousse Lady with Mirror Locket
A stunning gemstone locket from the Art Nouveau (ca1910) era! Crafted in rich 18kt rose gold, this round locket displays a wonderful repousse image of an elegant young lady at the center. The intricately detailed and raised scene features a young women admiring herself in a hand held mirror, while a gorgeous floral design creates a flowing border that encircles the pendant. The woman's upper arm is adorned with a sparkling cuff lined with two old Rose Cut diamonds, and a flower appears to rest in her hair, the center embellished with a raspberry red ruby. The locket has a wonderful polished finish that reflect the light beautifully, and the gemstones add a fabulous sparkling array to the design. The locket is hinged on the side and opens to reveal a hollow interior where a special picture or keepsake can be stored, if desired. Resting at the top is a large bail, perfect for hanging from a favorite chain. This unusual and beautiful locket pendant is quite a special piece and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The locket pendant hangs approximately 1 3/8" long (including the bail at the top), measures about 1" in diameter, and is 1/8" thick. The overall pennyweight of the piece is 3.3dwt (5.1 grams).
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. All of the diamonds and rubies are intact and securely set. The bail and hinged locket is secure and in good working order.