Victorian 18kt Blue + Black Enameled Diamond Heart Locket
A beautiful enameled diamond locket from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This romantic heart-shaped piece is crafted in 18kt yellow gold and is adorned with gorgeous enamel across the front surface. A lovely floral motif embellished with sparkling old Rose Cut diamonds rests at the center of a deep blue enameled surface while looped gold lines and vibrant leaves create a stunning scalloped border inlaid with rich, black enamel. A beautiful etched design decorates the outer border, edge and frame on the back. A glass covered space is perfect for holding a favorite picture. The locket is hinged on the side, and opens to reveal an additional space to accommodate a special keepsake item, if desired. A simple round bail rests at the top, perfect for hanging from a gorgeous chain. Stamped inside of the locket is a hallmark, along with a possible maker's mark, "IVS" and the number "9039." It's a beautiful and romantic Victorian piece that would look stunning worn day or night!
Measurements: The locket hangs approximately 1 1/2" long (including the bail at the top), measures about 1" wide, and is 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to yellow gold setting or to the enameled surface. The locket and bail are secure and in good working order.