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One of a Kind Antique Georgian Sterling Silver Pavé Turquoise Heart Locket, c.1790 - 1840! Charm Pendant
A gorgeous and exquisite, example of a rare, enchanting early Georgian Victorian or earlier Pendant Locket in the form of an elegantly shaped puffy heart. Sure to become a fabulous addition to your charm bracelet or necklace. Perfect for display in a glass case. Featuring a series of circular gems and a glazed hair/keepsake compartment on reverse. The glass back bezel sits securely when in place and is completely removable and works perfectly and properly. Beautiful repoussé work. The original heart-shaped glass top is not hinged but lifts to open. These are becoming so hard to find and are escalating in price daily due to scarcity. HALLMARKED twice with the letters "IIIV" (8?) possibly for the years circa 1808 or 1708(?).
The original tiny keepsake loosely braided gold colored blonde hair is included and will arrive to you in a separate sealed protective package. The hair is removable but we will leave keeping it or not up to the owner. This three piece sculptural and curvilinear pavé setting with multiple small turquoise gemstones are masterfully crafted individually on the heart. Fine Turquoise Gems.
This three piece sculptural and curvilinear pavé setting with multiple small turquoise gemstones are masterfully crafted individually on the heart. The chain enhancer with (3) stones is removable and completely detachable. The gems are set extremely close together and feature a smooth cobblestone pattern close to the surface. Gives the appearance that the surface of this fine jewelry is "paved" with gemstones. Simply Exquisite... During the early and late Victorian periods use of turquoise in fine jewelry was highly desired and most popular. With over (90+) finely sculpted, carved smooth cabochons of genuine, hand-set, untreated, natural turquoise you can rest assured this stunning one-of-a-kind piece took many days if not weeks to design & masterfully create. The settings are so close together that only the teeny tiny metal prongs are exposed between. onlu a few blemishes to some of the stones, as to be expected for jewelry this age. Under a loop they took like extremely tiny hand-crafted silver burrs were used to hold the lovely stones in place. Persian turquoise, the finest. Elegant quality. Wear on a necklace or charm bracelet. Absolutely GORGEOUS! An elegant New antique style 18" Sterling chain is included FREE with purchase today only!
Possibly an English antique this piece has a nice wide jump ring which remains in place to slip a chain through if you prefer to add it to a necklace. The stones are not paste they are indeed genuine gemstones.
CONDITION: The crystal glazed glass on the back's reverse keepsake box is in MINT CONDITION with not a single scratch to it's surface, contained a small plait of light blond hair which is included with this purchase.
UNIQUE QUALITY: The glass covering on the back can be lifted so that you could even place your own important keepsake or fine treasure inside. Most of the time these rare pendants held an artistic mourning keepsake or small photo etc; The entire setting is in very good condition considering it's age; minimal wear or light surface wear (shown).
Possibly an English antique this piece has a nice wide jump ring which remains in place to slip a chain through if you prefer to add it to a necklace. The stones are not paste they are genuine gems.
The crystal clear glazed glass on the back's reverse keepsake box is in MINT CONDITION with not a single scratch to it's surface, containing a cherished small memento.
The glass covering on the back can be lifted so that an important keepsake of yours could be placed inside.
Sometimes these rare pendants held a mourning keepsake or small photo etc. The entire setting is in excellent condition considering it's age. Silver has medium wear and light surface wear (shown).
Lovely robin's-egg blue genuine gemstones. Excellent overall condition with expected variations in color of the stones and shapes since they are each completely hand-crafted pavé-set turquoise.
Hallmarks: Appears to say 'IIIV'
Measurements: LARGE approx. 1-1/2 inches = 28 mm) in total length including the gem-set curvy enhancer which fits into the "O" fitting.
Length: The heart alone without the hanging bail is ( 25mm x 22mm)
Date: Circa late 1700 – early 1800s
The perfect gift for you or your special someone.
This fine jewelry purchase will be packaged and will arrive presented in a signature Bella Couture ® gift box. Meaning your purchase will arrive ready to give. Perfect for a true antique jewelry collector.
So Very Pretty and Rare!