A large solid 15 carat yellow gold Oval shaped hand engraved picture locket from the Victorian era. The front and back of the locket features ornate floral themed hand engraving with each side unique in its design, both sides are framed with a rope like design. It is a rich buttery yellow gold as is typical of 15 carat gold from this era due to the alloys used to mix with the gold. There are no initials which are commonly found on these types of lockets so no “personalisation” meaning it can be worn by anyone. It has a large ornate bail which would allow for quite a heavy chain to be paired up with it. Internally there is an inner frame that will allow one photo to be placed to the inside front of the locket. There are no glass or plastic overlays to the interior frame. The locket measures approx 4.9 cm x 3.2 cm with the bail and is approx 8 mm thick when closed. Bail measures approx 1.2 cm. Weight: 11.11 grams. Very minor surface marks to the gold in keeping with the age. No dents or damage. The hinge is in perfect order not too loose or too tight. The locket snaps shut perfectly. There is no structural damage or need for repair or restoration. I have cleaned and polished but it is quite tricky getting the tarnish out of all the interior areas. My photos are magnified (macro) which shows you all of the tiny intricate details but please do bear in mind these are not visible to the naked eye. It has been tested to the inside the locket as 15 carat gold. The item “Large Antique Victorian 15 Carat Gold Picture Locket” is in sale since Monday, May 18, 2020. This item is in the category “Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)”. The seller is “truvintagediamondsltd” and is located in Darwen. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
- Gold Quality: 15 Carat
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Type: Pendant/ Locket