Antique Victorian Turquoise Gold Locket and Necklace

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This wonderful 18ct yellow gold on sterling silver Victorian Collar Locket is marked Birmingham.

This lovely locket and necklace boasts stunning workmanship of its time.

A fabulous gold bloom projects from this locket and collar adorned with turquoise and pearls.

The turquoise stone has healing properties, it protects the wearer from negative energy and brings good fortune. Turquoise is the symbol of friendship, and also brings peace to the home. It is also a symbol of forget me not.

Pearls have a wonderful lustre with a rich creamy tone, they are lovely lustrous and natural. A pearl is composed of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers.

The detailed linked chain has a lovely smooth feel which has developed with age.

The locket is engraved with a lovely floral detail

The locket opens and closes securely to reveal glass windows and old lilac material.

Complete with glass windows and inner rims.

This is very rare to have it all complete.

This really is a fabulous locket and necklace Circa 1880

Looks fabulous when worn, sits beautifully around the neck

Weighs 35.7 grams

Measures 17 inches around the neck

The locket is an additional 2.4 inches including bale and 1.6 inch across.

In excellent condition
Details
Of the Period
Victorian
Place of Origin
United Kingdom
Date of Manufacture
1880
Period
1880-1889
Metal
Yellow Gold
Sterling Silver
Stone
Pearl
Turquoise
Condition
Excellent
Dealer Location
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU64732612973
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Located in Lancaster, Lancashire