SOLD! - (ANTIQUE) Rare Georgian Victorian Sterling Silver Pave Turquoise Heart Locket c.1790 - 1840! Charm Pendant
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Antique Georgian Sterling Silver Pavé Turquoise Heart Locket, c.1790 - 1840! Charm Pendant
A gorgeous and exquisite example of a rare, enchanting early Georgian Victorian or earlier Pendant Locket
in the form of an elegantly shaped puffy heart. Sure to become a fabulous addition to your charm bracelet
or necklace. Perfect for display in a glass case. Featuring a series of circular gems and a glazed hair
compartment (possibly rock crystal) on the reverse. The glass back bezel is removable and opens & closes
the locket, all on perfect wroking order. Beautiful repoussé work. The original heart-shaped glass top is
not-hinged and lifts to open as it did when it was created many many years ago. These are becoming so
hard to find and are escalating in price daily to do scarcity.
The original tiny keepsake gold colored hand0loomed fabric is also intact and included. The fabric is
removable but we will leave that up to the owner. This three piece sculptural and curvilinear pavé
setting with multiple small turquoise gemstones are masterfully crafted individually on the heart.
The chainenhancer with (3) stones is removable and completely detachable. The gems are set extremely
close together and feature a smooth cobblestone pattern close to the surface. Gives the appearance that
the surface of this fine jewelry is “paved” with gemstones. Simply Exquisite... During the early and late
Victorian periods use of turquoise in fine jewelry was highly desired and most popular. With over (40)
finely sculpted and carved smooth cabochons of genuine, untreated, natural turquoise you can rest assured
this stunning one-of-a-kind piece took many days if not weeks to design & masterfully create. The settings
are so close together that only the teeny tiny metal prongs are exposed between. Under a loop they took
like extremely tiny hand-crafted silver burrs were used to hold the lovely stones in place. Persian turquoise,
the finest. Fine quality. Not a brooch, as ther is no pin, only a necklace/bracelet bail.
Possibly an English antique this piece has a nice wide jump ring which remains in place to slip a chain
through if you prefer to add it to a necklace. The stones are not paste they are genuine gems.
Condition: The crystal clear glazed glass on the back's reverse keepsake box is in MINT CONDITION with
not a single scratch to it's surface, most likely once, contained a small memento.
The glass covering on the back can be lifted so that an important keepsake of yours could be placed inside.
Sometimes these rare pendants held a mourning keepsake or small photo etc. The entire setting is in very
good condition considering it's age. Silver has medium wear and light surface wear (shown).
Absoluetly no wear to any of the stonese. Excellent overall condition with expected variations in color of
the stones and shapes since they are each completely hand-crafted pavé-set turquoise.
Hallmarks: Says '800' or '900'
Measurements: approx. 1-1/4 inches = 28 mm) in total length including the gem-set curvy enhancer which fits into the “O” fitting.
LENGTH: The heart alone without the hanging bail is ( 20mm x 20mm)
Date: Circa late 1700 – early 1800s
The perfect gift for you or your special someone.
This fine jewelry purchase will be packaged and will arrive presented in a
signature Bella Couture ® gift box. Meaning your purchase will arrive
ready to give. Perfect for the the true collector.