Victorian 14kt Hand Carved Carnelian + Onyx Double-Sided "E" Locket
A wonderful agate locket from the Victorian (ca1880s) era! This beautiful oval-shaped piece is crafted in 14kt yellow gold and features a fantastic and bold design. The front displays a gorgeous beveled carnelian agate stone hand carved with an ornate letter "E" in the face. The carnelian has a milky blueish grey surface and the deeply carved areas reveal a rich deep reddish orange hue, together creating a fabulous color contrast. The reverse side has a lovely beveled onyx stone that beautifully compliments the yellow gold setting. The locket is hinged and opens from the side to reveal two spaces for keeping photographs and at the top is a simple gold bail, perfect for pairing with a favorite gold chain. It would make a wonderful keepsake and a very special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The locket hangs approximately 1 5/8" long, is 1" wide and 3/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting and the locket opens easily and stays securely closed. The onyx and carnelian plaques are securely set and in excellent condition, with only very minor wear at the edges.