18K Yellow Gold Victorian Locket with Starburst of Pearls and Rose Cut Diamonds Inlaid in Turquoise Glass
This Victorian locket is made of a combination of gilt metal and 18K yellow gold. The outer perimeter of the piece is beautifully enveloped by gold granulation, typical of the period. A wreath of wheat, which was a symbol of an abundant and productive life, encircles a central glass bead that's meant to look like a generous chunk of Persian turquoise. An eight pointed gold star is inlaid in the glass - its points and center are accented by rose cut diamonds and its body contains 8 pearls.
The back is open, and holds a modern piece of plastic that's held in place by 3 gold folds that can be moved open or shut to easily remove the plastic. This versatile piece can be worn as either a brooch or pendant, and contains both a pin mechanism and a hidden, folding bail.
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METALS: 18K Yellow Gold & Gilt Metal
DIAMONDS: 9x rose cut diamonds (1x 2.75mm & 8x 1.4mm)
PEARLS: 8x ~4mm off white round pearls
DIMENSIONS: 1.9"L x 1.6"W