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There's something so satisfying about a perfectly round piece of jewellery and this vintage 1960s gold orb locket is such a fabulous spherical gem!


Ball-shaped lockets like these are becoming very hard to find these days and make great wearable little storage vessels due to their depth, unlike the usual thinner style lockets often found.


The locket is spherical with wonderful chased scroll detailing to the whole of the outside. It's so beaultiful from the outside, it's easy to miss that it's actually a locket that opens! Inside, the two halves of the orb have spaces to keep photos or other small mementos. There are two clear plastic windows, frames to hold these in place and what looks to be the original blue backing card with some extra 'padding' behind to fill out the depth of each half which could be removed if desired.


The locket has British hallmarks to the back for the maker 'NBs', 9ct gold, Birmingham and the date letter 'R' for 1966.


The locket measures approx 17.1mm in diameter mm (approx 22.5mm tall including the fitting and jump ring at the top) and weighs approx 4.6g in total.


Condition - The locket is in very good vintage condition with light surface wear to the gold. The hinge mechanism still works well and the charm clicks closed The locket looks to have the original clear plastic windows, frames and backing cards inside. The locket has possibly never had anything added to the inside before. The jump ring is currently pushed closed. Please see photos.


*Please note the chain and box pictured are not included in the sale but the charm will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch.*








Vintage 1966 9ct gold orb ball opening locket charm/pendant with chased detail

  • 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.

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