Victorian French Rose Gold Filled Silver Paste Pendant Locket
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage and antique jewelry is individualistic with its own unique history.
A rose gold locket is given a beautiful flourish with an etched silver pendant that is thin and lays flush with the face of the locket. Embellished further, a row of ruby colored pastes stones in shifting shades of pink draw attention to the tiny polka-dot border. With a nicely sized interior, this locket will securely hold photos or a slim memento as this piece shuts firmly with a nice "snap".
Very good. This piece must have been tucked away and well taken care of. Fresh looking, its soft signs of wear are noticeable on close inspection.
* Gold setting has a bright patina at the front with some wear and scratching to gold finish at the back.
* Small and shallow dents / impressions at the back of piece.
* Interior has no photo frames and no plastic or glass inserts.
* Stones are in place and look original with some surface wear noticeable on close inspection.
* Snaps shut securely.
Length 1 3/8" excluding bale
Width 1 1/8"
Mark No mark
Bale Secure, bale was split at some point so bale loop may not be original
Weight 12 grams
Material Tests for 10k gold filled, glass
How it Feels and Looks On
There is nothing like holding vintage and antique jewelry in your hand, so we do our best to recreate the experience.
Solidly constructed with a slightly puffy than average yet classic silhouette (not too large, not too small) this piece has a quality weight and feel in your hand.
On Figurals. Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed "day in the life" scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain time, Scotty dogs during the 1940's for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era. Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in.
On Repousse. Repousse is a technique used on metals that results in a three dimensional, sometimes hollow or open back design. The maker hammers the metal from one side, to form a three dimensional design on the other. Repousse dates from ancient civilizations yet the technique is found in a wide variety of fine jewelry even today.