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Antique Georgian 16ct Gold (Tested) And Rock Crystal ‘Heart’ Locket Circa 1790-1800

Sale price$2,250.00 AUD

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Crafted around 1790-1800 this wonderful piece of history is a must for the serious Georgian jewellery collector or anyone who appreciates craftsmanship of jewellers of days gone by…

Crafted from high carat yellow gold (XRF tested as 16ct) and designed as a ‘Heart’ shaped opening locket with two incredible and original faceted rock crystal (tested) windows which, besides superficial marks, are both in incredible condition for their 220 plus years of age.

Rock crystal is in fact another name for a variety of clear transparent quartz known for its hardness and resistance to scratching, and used for early pieces such as this.

The rock crystal windows are set in cut down settings typical of the Georgian era, notches to both points of the Heart for ease of opening and of course hinged to the top with her original bale.  Measuring a large, with bale, 2.1cm x 1.8cm.

The inside will accommodate a personal momento … perhaps a photo, or some sentimental treasured tiny gemstones or even dried flowers? Or leave her as is.. the rock crystal is beautiful as is!

Becoming increasingly difficult to source especially in this condition (read condition report below), this early piece of history is a must for the Georgian jewellery collector.

STONES
Rock crystal (Tested)

MEASUREMENTS
‘Heart’ 2.1cm x 1.8cm
With bale 2.8cm

WEIGHT
4.25 Grams

MARKS
None
Tested via XRF as 16ct gold

CONDITION
Very very good antique condition.  No repairs.  Rock crystal is in very good condition with only minor scratches and one tiny ‘graze’ (not quite a chip) to run close to cut down setting.  Bale is strong showing no thinning.  Opens and closes and remains closed perfectly. Hinge is in very good condition, no issues, no repairs, works fluidly.  Very nice piece.