This vintage gold book locket is such an incredible piece. It has the most beautiful detailing throughout, with a a gold cover page that opens to reveal a compartment inside just waiting to hold a tiny photo or memento.
The locket is made of 9ct gold with British hallmarks to the back cover for the maker 'WJP', 9ct gold, Chester and the date letter 'D' for 1954. The compartment panel (window) inside the locket is made of plastic and what looks to be the original red backing card is behind.
The locket measures approx 22.2mm tall (including the fitting at the top but not the jump ring) by approx 14.4mm wide (when closed) by approx 2.5mm deep and weighs approx 3.7g.
Condition - The locket is in good vintage condition but it does show signs of age and wear. There is surface wear to the gold throughout. The ring at the top that the jump ring connects to has worn thin at the top but is still complete. The jump ring is currently pushed closed and looks to be a newer addition. The hinge mechanism of the locket still works well and the locket clicks closed. Please see photos.
*Please note the chain and box pictured are not included in the sale but the locket will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch.*
Vintage 1954 9ct gold opening book locket pendant
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