A timeless classic, we love finding antique heart lockets as they just never seem to go out of style and are truly romantic pieces! We love to wonder about what sweet love tokens were originally kept inside.
This antique heart locket is made of 9ct gold front and back, which means the interior of the locket is made of base metal and the outside front and back casing of the heart is made of 9ct gold. This gives the look of solid gold, but without the pricetag, and also gives the locket extra stength as the base metal is sturdier than gold. The locket isn't hallmarked but has been tested.
The centre of the front of the heart has been set with a tinkling rose cut diamond in a star setting.
Without hallmarks, it's hard to date the locket exactly but we think it's likely late Victorian or possibly very early 20th Century in age.
The pendant weighs approx 2g and measures approx 19mm tall (not including the jump ring) by approx 15mm wide by approx 7.2mm deep.
Condition - The locket is in good antique condition but does show signs of age including surface wear to the front and back panels and also inside the locket too. There is a noticeable ding to the front left of the locket and also several to the back outer panel too. Inside, the base metal has darkened over time. The locket hinge still works well but the locket does not click closed. There is a base metal heart shaped frame inside one half of the locket but there are no plastic or glass panels. The jump ring is currently pushed closed. Please see photos.
*Please note the box and chain pictured are not included in the sale but the locket will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch.*
Antique rose cut diamond and 9ct gold front and back heart locket pendant
All items are carefully wrapped and packaged in a gift pouch. In the UK, we always post items via Royal Mail's Special Delivery service which is fully tracked and insured. Items sent outside of the UK are sent via Royal Mail's International signed for service, which offers insurance for up to £250 and tracking.