Antique Victorian Etruscan Turquoise Locket Pendant Necklace 18ct Gold
An exquisite antique Etruscan revival pendant from the mid-Victorian era (Circa 1860) depicting an ornate sun with an icicle dropper below. A turquoise encrusted dome also bulges out of the centre and is crowned with a twinkling old mine cut diamond on top.
Etruscan revival pieces were crafted in the mid 1800s when ancient Etruscan jewellery was unearthed in tombs outside of Rome beginning a fascination with the style and giving birth to these beautiful pieces which were crafted in the same decorative fashion.
The pendant is all 18ct gold and is decorated with elaborate cannetille metalwork, with a concealed locket hidden at the back in which a lock of hair or small photograph can be inserted and treasured.
It’s a fascinating antique find, displaying exceptional workmanship. It’s complete with a chunky 18ct gold cable chain to display it on, secured with a new bolt ring clasp.
WEIGHT: 17.5 grams – 28.2 grams with chain
MEASURES: Pendant Height 79mm x Width 33mm x Depth 12mm - Chain Length 18.8 inches x Width 4mm
METAL: 18ct Gold (Tested)
STONES: Turquoise, Diamond (approx. 0.06ct)
AGE: Victorian. (Circa 1860 – 1880)
CONDITION: Minor solder repair at the bottom of the pendant but otherwise in excellent condition
ITEM NUMBER: AJ648
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