french victorian ruby and pearl 18k gold locket


The Story

Beautiful and substantial, this Victorian is an antique treasure. French made and large in scale, it's done in warm 18 karat yellow gold.

On the front is an applied eight-pointed form with a pearl set at the tip of each. At center is a juicy old cut ruby giving the locket a colorful and bright focal point. Surrounding the center is a braided oval adding great texture and dimension.

The reverse has a simple gold design with horizontal lines going across. It opens to hold one photo to keep your loved ones close. Measuring 1.80 inches tall with its tapered bale and 1.28 inches wide, it's a substantial piece.

The locket comes without a chain so you can add it to your favorite necklace. Also available for purchase with the 18 inch 14k yellow gold chain seen here.

  • Style Number: R2353
  • Antique- Victorian, circa 1870s-1900
  • 18k yellow gold
  • 8 pearls ranging from 2.2 mm to 4 mm (approx.)
  • 1 old cushion cut ruby 4.3 mm square (approx.)
  • Height with bale 1.80", w/o bale 1.49", width 1.07", depth 0.48"
  • French eagles head mark
  • Very good antique condition- light wear consistent with age and use. A few small scratches seen throughout. 

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