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One of a Kind - Genuine Antique - Only 1 AvailableAntique 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 fine necklace. These are becoming so hard to find and are escalating in price daily due to scarcity. A fabulous gift idea and a wonderful lifetime investment.
This two piece sculptural and curvilinear pavé setting with multiple small turquoise gemstones are masterfully crafted individually on the heart. Fine Turquoise Gems. Beautiful repoussé work.
This three piece sculptural and curvilinear pavé setting with multiple small turquoise gemstones are masterfully crafted individually on the heart. The chain enhancer with (2) 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 (52+) finely sculpted, carved smooth cabochons of genuine, hand-set, 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. Elegant quality. Not a brooch, as there is not a pin, only a necklace or charm bracelet bail. Absolutely GORGEOUS!
Possibly an English antique this piece has a nice 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 indeed genuine gemstones.
CONDITION: Excellent, as pictured.
Lovely robin's-egg blue genuine gemstones. Excellent condition with expected variations in color of the stones and shapes since they are each completely hand-crafted pavé-set turquoise. Featuring a series of circular gems this beauty has an opening in the back where a glazed hair/keepsake compartment would have been.
Hallmarks: No Hallmarks
Measurements: approx. 1-3/8 inches = 32 MM) in total length including the gem-set curvy enhancer which fits into the "O" fitting at the top of the heart.
Date: Circa late 1700 – early 1800s
UNIQUE QUALITY: 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. A crystal clear glazed glass on the back's reverse would have contained a cherished small memento. Silver has light surface wear.
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 a true antique fine jewelry collector.
So Very Pretty and Rare!