Large Antique Victorian English 15K 15CT Solid Gold Old Cut Diamond Oval Locket, 0.50 CTW, Circa 1880s

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Coming from a recent England estate, this magnificent large-sized Victorian English 15 CT solid gold oval locket could be a museum worthy collector piece.

The locket is an oval stepped form with a central geometric decor set with eight rose cut diamonds and an old cushion cut diamond at the center forming a cross design. (Center diamond: approx. 40 ct, H-I color, SI clarity; Total diamonds: approx. 0. 50 ctw)

The back is clean with no monograms, so it is perfect to add your own engravings if desired. The locket is attached to its original bale. The surface has a smooth and rich gold finish.

Opening from the side, it reveals two compartments perfect for photos, a lock of hair, or a secret love note. The locket remains in an amazing condition and it retains two bezels and one fabric liner.

A video is available on my Instagram (@memorystation2013) here

*The listing is for the locket only. The matching 15 CT book chain is available through a different listing. If you want a chain to go with the locket, I would be happy to provide you an 18-inch gold filled chain at no cost. The chain style varies depending on what is available in my inventory. Please send me a message before or at your check out.

Size: It measures about 2.5" (from top to bottom), 1.5" in width.

Gross Weight: approx. 23.9 grams.

Metal: 18ct gold wash over a 15ct gold base. Unmarked but professionally tested. Prior to 1930s, English gold jewelry were made in 9, 15, 18 or 22KT gold.

Circa 1880s.

Condition: very fine antique condition with minor scratches, tarnish, and wear. All parts are original with no sign of repair or replacement. The hinge and closure are in a good working condition. Overall, an extremely charming period piece! Please refer to all the listing pictures for the general condition.

*Due to the value of this item -Price reflects a domestic shipping cost of $30, which includes tracking and insurance. -International shipping uses USPS International Priority, Fedex or UPS International Priority

*Additional pictures/images are available in my store updates or Instagram.