Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Gold setting has a bright patina with very little surface wear, no dents. Original glass sparkles with crisp faceting, no chips and minor surface wear. Seed pearls are all in place, a few look like replacements and not original as they are slightly different colors and sizes (noticeable on close inspection).
One original frame holds your photos in place (no glass/plastic inserts). Bale is secure and original. Shuts tightly with satisfying "snap". Tests for 10k gold filled, Tests for Sterling Silver Alloy (does not have silver/gold content). Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story.
Uncommon design detail is the openwork face which allows photo to be seen through the locket. Additional halo of pearls and shimmering amethyst glass gives locket particularly elaborate look.
Classic in silhouette, this locket is fairly thin and will lay flush when worn. Uncommon antique and vintage pieces are often highly collectable because you are not likely to find another one. While some uncommon pieces have garnered a cult following, others are so uncommon that they do not have a large fanbase. The latter type may not be considered collectables, but they are lovely, one-of-a-kind finds. A young Queen Victoria assumed her role in 1837 and her taste in jewelry quickly became culturally influential, within England and beyond.Her relationship to jewelry was enmeshed with her husband, Prince Albert, who gifted the Queen for their engagement, a snake ring, embedded with an emerald (her birthstone) in its head. Continuing from the Georgian era and intensified by Queen Victoria. Taste, sentimental and figural jewelry was a major trend throughout the Victorian era. When certain ideas and words were deemed too forward or improper to be spoken, jewelry and symbolic meaning was used to communicate what was left unsaid. _gsrx_vers_1292 GS 8.3.6 (1292). This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.