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Antique heart shaped locket 18kt yellow gold

A feminine heart shaped locket pendant, ring loop, ruby and diamonds setting, Victorian style crafted in France circa 1890's, excellent antique condition... A touch of history.

Antique jewelry object group: locket

Condition: excellent condition
  -  (more info on our condition scale)

Country of origin: France

Style: Victorian - Victorian decorative arts refers to the style of decorative arts during the Victorian era. The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration. Victorian design is widely viewed as having indulged in a regrettable excess of ornament. The Arts and Crafts movement, the aesthetic movement, Anglo-Japanese style, and Art Nouveau style have their beginnings in the late Victorian era.
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Period: ca. 1890
  -  (events and facts in 1890)

Source of inspiration: Love and romance

Theme: Heart - The heart has long been used as a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional, moral, and in the past also intellectual core of a human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human mind, the word heart continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul, and stylized depictions of hearts are extremely prevalent symbols representing love. (from: Wikipedia)

Material: 18K yellow gold
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Diamonds: 18 senailles . A senaille is a simplified rose cut diamond, a small diamond chip with perhaps a few polished facets. We do not have the weight of these diamonds which is normal in our trade when it comes to senailles.

Precious stones: Six rubies
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Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April and ruby for July.
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Hallmarks: The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head that was in use in France from about 1838.
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Dimensions: height 4.27 cm (1.68 inch), width 3.40 cm (1.34 inch)

Weight: 8.30 gram (5.34 dwt)

Reference Nº: 12051-0050

Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry



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Antique heart shaped locket 18kt yellow gold
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