victorian ruby, enamel, and 14k gold checkerboard locket

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The Story

A gorgeous and unusual locket to keep your loved ones close to your heart.  Special in its shape, this rectangular locket was made during the Victorian era, circa 1880s-1900.  The front features eight antique cut rubies, all approximately 2.5 mm to 2.75 mm, surrounded by hand engraved star-cut settings.  Alternating in pattern are black enamel squares that make a striking combination.  The 14 karat yellow gold has beautiful patina throughout the gold. 

Substantial in size, it's extremely well made. It opens to hold two photos of your choice. A gorgeous and unique piece to treasure. 

The locket hangs on a vintage 14k yellow gold 17-inch rope chain.  If you would like to purchase with piece without the chain or on a different chain, use the Inquire about this item box above.   

  • Style number: R1351
  • Victorian, circa 1880s-1900
  • 14k yellow gold and enamel
  • 8 rubies measuring 2.5 mm to 2.75 mm (approx)
  • Height 1.43" with bale, width 0.87", depth 0.25"
  • Holds 2 photos 1" tall x 0.8" wide
  • Hangs on a vintage 17" 14k yellow gold chain
  • Marked "14K"
  • Great antique condition- the locket has a few very small dents on the reverse consistent with age and wear.

Additional photos of this piece are happily supplied upon request.

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