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Elizabeth Locke Necklaces

Venetian-glass intaglios, ancient Greek and Roman coins, antique porcelain buttons and other treasures that Elizabeth Locke collects from around the world all inspire and are incorporated into her earrings, necklaces and other handmade designs.

The Virginia-based jeweler began her journey as a collector after she’d already launched her namesake jewelry line, and her assemblage of micromosaics, which are essentially miniature plaques composed of enameled-glass tesserae, were the subject of the 2020–21 exhibition “A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

“They’re very hard to find, and you never know where you’ll see them,” Locke explains of micromosaics, the magnificent, miniature works for which she’s had to navigate lesser-known antique shops and auctions and build relationships with private dealers in Europe.

All of Locke’s imaginative jewelry pieces see an integration of rare and eclectic materials, the kind that might’ve been amassed during a 19th-century Grand Tour of Europe, when these coming-of-age journeys had long been popular (mostly for wealthy European men). Working in a neoclassical style, Locke references history with a modern approach for her moonstone earrings, gold-link bracelets, Venetian-glass pendants and other distinctive accessories. As she told W magazine, “Jewelry is designed for the era in which it is worn.”

In 1988, as an editor for Town & Country, Locke traveled to Bangkok to write about making jewelry. Unexpectedly, she found her niche. Upon her return home, Locke enrolled in the Gemological Institute of America and began sketching ideas. By 1990, her tourmaline ring — crafted with the goldsmiths she had met in Bangkok and who she would continue to collaborate with over the following decades — landed the cover of W.

Locke’s handmade, 19-karat-gold designs give one-of-a-kind antiquities new meaning in the 21st century. Not one to follow trends, Locke prefers designs that express a unique vision. “I know what I can do and I know what I feel comfortable doing, and I stick to it,” she has said.

Find a collection of Elizabeth Locke’s jewelry on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Elizabeth Locke
Elizabeth Locke 19K Hammered Yellow Gold Carved Mother of Pearl Pendant Enhancer
By Elizabeth Locke
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Elizabeth Locke 19K Hammered Yellow Gold Enhancer This detailed 19K hammered yellow gold enhancer features a center carved mother of pearl stone depicting a town scene. The pendant...
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20th Century Elizabeth Locke Necklaces

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Pearl, Yellow Gold

Elizabeth Locke Vintage Coin 18 Karat Gold Enhancer Pendant Medallion
By Elizabeth Locke
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pendant is designed as a round form centering an ancient style coin with a cameo of a pegasus Reverse depicts a cameo of the Greek goddess Athena in profile wearing a helmet Featur...
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1980s Contemporary Vintage Elizabeth Locke Necklaces

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18k Gold, Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Elizabeth Locke Carnelian Venetian Glass Mother-Of-Pearl 19 Karat Gold Medusa En
By Elizabeth Locke
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Necklace is designed as strand of 8.0 mm round carnelian beads suspending octagonal enhancer pendant Beads are well matched and translucent brownish red in color - deeply saturated ...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Elizabeth Locke Necklaces

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Carnelian, Pearl, Yellow Gold, Gold

Elizabeth Locke Pearl Choker with Mother of Pearl Intaglio and Gold
By Elizabeth Locke
Located in Dallas, TX
Elizabeth Locke Yellow Gold Pearl Choker with Mother of Pearl Intaglio. Stunning piece in the land of wonderful pearl necklaces.
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2010s Modern Elizabeth Locke Necklaces

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Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Elizabeth Locke Citrine Smokey Quartz Carnelian Mother-of-Pearl 19 Karat Pendant
By Elizabeth Locke
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Enhancer pendant is designed as a stylized Maltese cross with a strongly hammered finish. Centering a cushion shaped citrine cabochon measuring approximately 13.0 x13.0 mm - eye clea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Elizabeth Locke Necklaces

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Carnelian, Citrine, Quartz, Gold, Yellow Gold

Elizabeth Locke Multi-Strand Azurmalachite Bead Necklace
By Elizabeth Locke
Located in Houston, TX
Elizabeth Locke multi-strand necklace consisting of 260 azurmalachite beads. The necklace features a central plaque in 18K gold with eight cabochon lapis stones and a carved intagli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Elizabeth Locke Necklaces

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Elizabeth Locke Onyx Bead Necklace with Intaglio
By Elizabeth Locke
Located in Houston, TX
Elizabeth Locke onyx bead necklace with an onyx itaglio in 18K yellow gold. There are a total of 31 beads measuring 12.0 t0 12.5mm. Featured centrally on the necklace is an intagli...
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Late 20th Century Elizabeth Locke Necklaces

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Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Elizabeth Locke 18K Yellow Gold Intaglio Glass "Antique Animals" Bracelet
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18 Karat Yellow Gold Pearl and Diamond Pearl Necklace Enhancer
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Vintage 14 Karat Yellow Gold Pearl and Diamond Necklace Enhancer This stunning pearl necklace enhancer features 35 round brilliant cut diamond and one white pearl (4 mm) set in beau...
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14 Karat White Gold Black and White Diamond Pendant Enhancer
Located in Washington Depot, CT
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14 Karat Yellow Gold Mother of Pearl and Diamond Blessed Mother Pendant
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Carolyn Pollack Relios Sterling Silver Pendant Enhancer
Located in Washington Depot, CT
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Sterling Silver Two-Tone Large Pendant Enhancer with Silk Thread Accent
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Large sterling silver pendant with copper, silk thread and rhinestone accents. This unique and large handcrafted artisan piece features a large square sterling silver frame with cop...
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14 Karat Yellow Gold Mother of Pearl and Pearl Cufflinks
Located in Washington Depot, CT
14 Karat Yellow Gold Mother of Pearl and Pearl Cufflinks- These elegant cufflinks each feature one round pearl and beautifully detailed inlaid mother of pearl. Size: 18 mm x 13 mm...
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Chinese Mother of Pearl Gaming Chip and Carved Jade Pendant, Monogram
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Antique mother of pearl Chinese gaming chip with carved jade pendant. From 1720 through 1840, British royalty and aristocrats commissioned Chinese gaming chips with family crests or...
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14 Karat Yellow Gold and Mother of Pearl Buttons
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage 14 Karat Yellow Gold and Mother of Pearl Buttons- This elegant set of three buttons are crafted in beautifully detailed 14K yellow gold and mother of pearl. Matching cuffli...
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14 Karat Yellow Gold and Mother of Pearl Cufflinks
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Vintage 14 Karat Yellow Gold and Mother of Pearl Cufflinks- These elegant cufflinks are crafted in beautifully detailed 14K yellow gold and mother of pearl. Matching buttons: RL-00...
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Elizabeth Locke necklaces for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a range of Elizabeth Locke necklaces. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While searching for the most fashionable Elizabeth Locke antique or vintage jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you'll find that Elizabeth Locke pearl necklaces, from our inventory of 3, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. This collection contains 9 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Modern and contemporary are some of the most popular styles of Elizabeth Locke necklaces available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 21st Century and Contemporary. Many customers also consider necklaces by Diane Griswold Johnston, Susan Lister Locke and Alex Soldier... Elizabeth Locke necklaces can vary in price, gemstone, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $3,450 and tops out at $32,500, while pieces like these can sell for $5,250 on average.

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