We love jewellery that can hold hidden love tokens, from locks of hair to photos to handwritten notes. We usually come across lockets as pendants or charms, so when we saw this vintage gold locket ring we knew it was something special!
The locket door has lovely floral engraving to one half and the locket section inside has some great depth to it for storing your choice of memento inside. The locket section almost feels a little secret too as it isn't too obvious at first glance that it opens.
The ring is made of 9ct yellow gold with British hallmarks for 9ct gold, London and the date letter Q for 1990. There is also hat looks to be a stamped stock number inside the shank and a maker's mark we can't quite make out.
Ring size - the ring measures approx a US 5 / approx a UK J 1/2 on a ring mandrel. Becuase of the length of the locket to the front, the ring does feel like it wears a little smaller than this. Please see the measurements below.
The locket measures approx 18.9mm by approx 12.9mm and sits approx 4.3mm tall off the finger when worn. The ring shank is approx 1.9mm wide at the back . The ring weighs approx 5.75g.
Condition - The ring does show signs of age and wear, including surface scratches to the gold. These are more visible on the left hand side of the locket front that has been left plain and unengraved. The locket opens and closes well still and clicks closed to stay closed when worn. There is a little movement in the opening panel when closed. The shank of the ring is ever so slightly out of round, this is not noticable when worn. There is also some light discolouration to the gold inside the locket. Please see photos for more details.
*Please note the box pictured is not included in the sale*
Vintage 9ct gold opening locket ring
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