Victorian Sterling Silver Faux Turquoise Horseshoe Locket
A lovely horseshoe locket from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in sterling silver, this beautiful round locket is fairly petite in size and carries a simple yet attractive design. Gracing the front of the locket is a raised horseshoe which is lined with delicate faux turquoise stones. The "stones" rest in a shared prong setting, exhibiting lovely sky blue hues, perfectly complimenting the patinaed silver surface. The hinged locket opens to reveal two celluloid-covered spaces to store special photographs or keepsakes, and stamped along both frames is "STERLING." The back of the locket displays a smooth surface, and resting at the top is a simple round bail, perfect for hanging from a favorite chain. This fabulous locket is ideal for everyday wear, and perfect for any equestrian enthusiast!
Measurements: The locket hangs approximately 1" long (including the bail), measures about 7/8" in diameter, and is 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling silver setting. All of the faux turquoise stones are securely set and the locket opens and closes easily and securely, and the bail is in good working condition. Two of the faux turquoise stones have tiny chips and/or cracks in them, however due to their delicate size, it is not noticeable when worn and does not detract from the overall beauty of the piece. There is a slight darkened patina to the surface of the piece, which is normal given the age, and adds to the depth and beauty of the design.