The carvings are embedded with an array of clear sparkling crystals. Beautifully faceted to catch the light from all angles.
The back of the locket is adorned with a set of initials engraved in the old world style. This gorgeous locket showcases the superior craftsmanship, construction & elaborate artistry typical of the jewellery of the Victorian era.The locket opens to reveal a. Spacious interior with one interior photo frame. And space on the other side for a second photo or memento. This locket will take good size photos because of its large size.
Has a hidden hinge and hidden clasp. The large solid gold oval bail (hanging ring) will take the finest to thickest of chain. The locket is signed on the inside with W & H Co.
Inside a heart shaped cartouche. This is the Makers Mark for Wightman & Hough Company - you will need a magnifier to read it. Established in 1856 until about 1929.
Famous for their high quality lockets which are among the very best I have seen. Handy Hint I often have difficulty opening lockets - so I slip the blade of a very fine paper knife into the tiny thumbnail space and then gently twist the knife. I find this the safest way to open lockets as it avoids pulling the locket open too far risking damage or dropping the locket. Approx Size: Locket Diameter: 3 cm - not including the rings on top.
Eight: A very substantial 10.4 grams. This ensemble has the soft, mellow color of true Antique jewellery.Quite unlike the brassy colors of today's modern jewellery. Take a look at my other Listings for more Antique Jewellery. Early Victorian jewellery was generally unmarked for Gold Content as it was not required by law to do so. Gold filled is the process of bonding or fusing a sheet of solid carat gold to a precious or semi-precious base metal such as sterling silver or brass by heat and pressure. The metal core provides strength and stability and these pieces were made to last a lifetime. Gold filled jewellery will not peel, fade or crack and looks exactly the same as solid gold. I photograph my jewellery in natural light with my camera on a macro setting.
Which gives a close-up view of the item. This will sometimes magnify tiny flaws not visible to the naked eye. Payments can be made by: Australia. Measurements are as accurate as possible.
Contact is always welcome before and after sale. The item "ANTIQUE C 1900 LARGE VICTORIAN JEWELLED ROSE GOLD F LOCKET VINTAGE" is in sale since Friday, December 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage, Antique Jewellery". The seller is "vintagebitsandbling" and is located in Victoria.
This item can be shipped to Australia, United States, United Kingdom.