Victorian Large Sterling + Rose Cut Diamond "B" Locket
A beautiful and sentimental locket from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This lovely sterling silver piece is relatively large in size and adorns the letter "B" in a beautiful script on the front surface. Sparkling old Rose Cut diamonds line the letter, which rests at the center of a raised oval-shaped plaque that is surrounded by a twisted rope border. The design sits upon a larger shield-shaped plaque, which is embellished with a gorgeous etched leaf motif, adding wonderful texture to the overall look of the piece. When opened, the locket reveals two glass-covered spaces for storing special photographs or keepsake items inside, if desired. The locket displays a smoothly polished surface on both the front and back, and a large fluted bail rests at the top, perfect for hanging from a favorite chain. This wonderful locket would look beautiful worn everyday, and would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The locket hangs approximately 2 1/4 " long (including the bail at the top), and measures about 1 3/8" wide, and is a little under 1/2" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver setting. Both glass frames inside are intact and in good condition and the locket opens and closes easily, and the bail is intact and in good working condition. It appears that a gold overlay had at one time been applied to the surface of the smaller oval plaque which has since faded over time. The gold tone is more visible in the pictures than it is in person.