VICTORIAN BLACK ENAMEL, DIAMOND, AND PEARL GYPSY SET OPEN BACK LOCKET

$3,200
VICTORIAN BLACK ENAMEL, DIAMOND, AND PEARL GYPSY SET OPEN BACK LOCKET
$3,200
the story

Sentimental and striking, this Victorian starburst locket, circa 1880s-1900, is an antique treasure. 

Large in scale, this 14 karat yellow gold piece demands attention.  At center is a chunky old mine cut diamond weighing approximately 0.35 carats set within an 8-point starburst setting in matte yellow gold with shiny black enamel all around, creating a powerful effect.  On the outer rim of the locket are 48 pearls in trefoil clusters, with each pearl measuring 2.55mm.  At top is a removable bale with an additional 3 pearls.

The reverse of the piece is just as exciting as the front.  The back reveals a beveled glass photo area that accommodates an image 1.2" tall x 0.76" wide.  A convertible piece, once the bale at top is removed, the back pin and c-clasp transforms the pendant into a brooch.

It hangs on a vintage 30 inch 14 karat yellow gold snake chain, making it long and sexy. 

the specs
Reference NumberR2218
StyleLocket
EraVictorian (1836-1901)
DateCirca 1880s-1900
Metals14 karat yellow gold and enamel
Stones51 Pearls measuring 2.5mm each
Total Number of Diamonds1
Carat WeightApproximately 0.35 carats
Diamond CutOld Mine Cut
Height (approximate inches)1.91" tall w/o bale 2.6" with bale
Width (approximate inches)1.43" wide
Depth of Ring (on finger to top of ring)0.74" deep
Chain Length30 inches
ConditionGreat antique condition, consistent with age and wear.
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