This antique heart shaped locket is such a sweet piece. The front is decorated with a four turquoise cabochons that vary in shades of blue and green to form a forget-me-not style flower. There is also lovely engraving throughout too. The back of the heart has a circular glass compartment that opens and it has some lovely depth to the locket too so a photo, lock of hair or another memento could be kept inside and only the wearer would know - how romantic!
The pendant is made of base metal which likely originally had a fine layer of gold adhered to its surface to give the look of solid gold but without the price tag. With the locket being over 100 years old (we believe it dates to the later 19th Century), sadly this layer of gold has now almost completely worn away, although the locket does still have some very small patches of gold colour to it in places. The locket at the back is made of a glass with a bevelled edge and looks to be the original piece.
The pendant measures approx 20mm tall (approx 25.1mm tall including the ring at the top) by approx 15.3mm wide by approx 8mm deep and weighs approx 2.3g
Condition - The pendant does show significant signs of age and wear, including surface wear to the metal, turquoise and the glass panel. The metal is quite brassy coloured in places and golder in others. There is also significant wear to the rin at the top too. The locket door opens well and closes snugly. The heart itself is hollow and there is a very slight hole towards the very tip of the bottom of the heart on what looks to be one of the seam lines. Please see photos.
*Please note the chain and box pictured are not included in the sale but the pendant will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch*
Antique Victorian turquoise flower and heart locket
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