A MUSEUM QUALITY JEWEL - A STUNNING ORIGINAL VICTORIAN LOCKET IN 18K GOLD WITH AN EXQUISITE FLORAL MOTIF SET WITH ROSE CUT DIAMONDS ON A ROBIN'S EGG BLUE ENAMEL BACKGROUND WITH ENGRAVED GOLD BORDERS - A MOURNING LOCKET OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY IN MAGNIFICENT CONDITION DATING TO C1860! Antique Locket Rose Cut Diamond 18K Enamel Victorian Mourning Jewelry c1860 Rare. Here is an absolutely breathtaking antique Victorian locket of the highest quality.
It is made of 18K gold. The front is set with a gorgeous flower which is set with 17 rose cut diamonds! The raised flower rests on a bed of robin's egg blue enamel which is bordered by stunning engraving in the gold. It has a beautiful braided top loop that is just delightful.
The piece is just perfect and absolutely a masterpiece worthy of the great antique jewelry collections in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The reverse is a beautifully braided hair design. The hair could be removed if desired and replaced with a photo of your choice. This early mourning locket dates to c1860.The quality of the workmanship is the very very best, with gorgeous colors and wonderful composition. It is in superb condition! The jewel is in absolutely fantastic condition. There is no damage to the enamel. The rose cut diamonds are all present and all appear to be original to the locket.
The gold is in excellent condition. The locket could be lightly cleaned if desired, there is a bit of dirt on it as is evident in the photos - however, this really cannot be seen in person, the photos have magnified it for some reason! The locket is 33 mm tall including the top loop and 28 mm tall without the top loop and 20 mm wide. The locket tests for 18K gold.
The locket weighs 6.7 grams. This is a stunning jewel with great drama and style. The combination of the flower set with rose cut diamonds, the extraordinary enamel and gold work is mesmerizing.Together they create a jewel worthy of the finest collection. It is so immensely wearable either during the day or at the most glamorous affair. Treat yourself or a loved one to a treasure to cherish for generations and one which will only increase in value over time! Please visit our store, Annas Antique Jewelry, and include us in your list of favorites! Get images that make Supersized seem small. Showcase your items with Auctiva's. The item "Antique Locket Rose Cut Diamond 18K Enamel Victorian Mourning Jewelry c1860 Rare" is in sale since Friday, April 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "annakristifigs" and is located in West Hollywood, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.