9K Gold Victorian Guilloche Enamel Seed Pearl Halo Locket Brooch Pin
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Gold setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear mainly at the back of the piece.
* A few tiny and shallow dents at the back but not at the front.
* Enameling is dense and vibrant without any chipping or surface wear.
* Glass locket panel is fresh looking with minor wear and no chipping or cracking.
* Tiny glass locket panel can be removed by a jeweler.
* Seed pearls are all in place and look original.
* Clasp is secure and was repaired at some point.
Era Early Victorian
Mark No mark
Weight 5 grams
Material Tests for 9k gold, natural seed pearls
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Lots of refined detail packed into a tiny package.
* Scrolling border is dimensional and beautifully done with hand etched patterning.
* Vibrant blue enameling sets off the creamy colored halo of seed pearls
* While modest in size for this style of piece, it is thin and feather-light in your hand, the detail and design has a bold look.
On Classic Collectibles. There are certain pieces that fall into a distinct collectable category, sometimes referred to as "classics." However, the most collectable of these classics are those that include something special (such as an extra design element) that set them apart from other similar pieces.
On Victorian. A young Queen Victoria assumed her role in 1837 and her taste in jewelry quickly became culturally influential, within England and beyond. Her relationship to jewelry was enmeshed with her husband, Prince Albert, who gifted the Queen for their engagement, a snake ring, embedded with an emerald (her birthstone) in its head. Continuing from the Georgian era and intensified by Queen Victoria's taste, sentimental and figural jewelry was a major trend throughout the Victorian era. When certain ideas and words were deemed too forward or improper to be spoken, jewelry and symbolic meaning was used to communicate what was left unsaid.