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Antique Georgian Sterling Silver Pavé Turquoise Heart Locket, early c.1700 - 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 to display a keepsake under the removable glass case. Featuring a series of circular gems with a glazed hair/memento/keepsake compartment on reverse. The glass back bezel sits securely when in place and is completely removable and works perfectly and properly. The original small piece of blue silk still lines the interior. Beautiful repoussé work. The original heart-shaped glass top is not hinged but lifts off completely to open. These are becoming so hard to find and are escalating in price daily due to scarcity. Gold gilt interior, with gilding on the removable glass bezel with no hallmarks.
Turquoise gemstones were masterfully crafted individually for this heart. The sculptural and curvilinear chain bail enhancer is removable and completely detachable and also features (3) lovely fine turquoise gemstones.
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, hence Pavé. Simply Exquisite...
During the early and late Victorian periods use of turquoise in fine jewelry was highly desired and most popular. With over (44+) finely sculpted, carved smooth cabochons of genuine, hand-set, untreated, natural finest quality Persian 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. Elegant quality. Not a brooch, as there is not a pin, use the bail to hang from or attache to a necklace or charm bracelet. Absolutely GORGEOUS!
This fine piece has a nice width jump ring to accommodate a chain if you prefer to add it to a necklace.
This fine jewelry purchase will be packaged with care and will arrive presented in a signature Bella Couture ® gift box.
Meaning your purchase will arrive ready to give. Perfect for a true antique jewelry collector.
A wonderful lifetime investment and a fabulous gift idea. Magnificent and heirloom quality pieces to be cherished for a lifetime!
Gorgeous and quite Rare!
|Era: ||Circa early to mid 1700 – early 1800s Geogian, Victorian, Edwardian |
|Origin: ||Possibly England or France |
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|Hallmarks: ||None present |
|Condition: ||Polished and in excellent condition! Excellent. The glass covering on the back can be lifted so that you could even place your own important keepsake or fine treasure inside. Most of the time these rare pendants held an artistic mourning keepsake or small photo etc; The entire setting is in very good condition considering it's age; minimal wear or light surface wear (as shown). Interior and glass rim gilt/gilding tested as 18K solid gold. |
|Gemstones: ||Fine Persian Turquoise, the stones are not paste they are indeed genuine natural untreated gemstones. |
|Gemstone Colors: ||Gorgeous robin's-egg, Arizona-blue hue genuine gemstones. Excellent overall conditionwith lovely completely hand-crafted pavé-set turquoise. |
|Brilliance/Finish: ||Polished, High Gloss, Mirror Finish |
|Condition: ||The crystal glazed glass on the back's reverse keepsake box is in MINT CONDITION with not a single scratch to it's surface, once contained a small plait of braided light blond hair in the shape of a tiny heart which will not be included with this purchase. |
|Gemstone Shape: ||Pave' Turquoise Round |
|Number of Gemstones: ||(44) + |
|Measurements: ||Approx. 1-1/4 inches (30MM in total length) including the gem-set curvy enhancer which fits into the "O" fitting. The heart alone without the hanging bail is (22MM x 18MM) |
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- Blank Gift Card, Matching Blank Gift Card Envelope
A fabulous gift idea and a wonderful lifetime investment!
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