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Don't miss the chance to be the owner of this unique piece of history!

These pieces are often very rare and precious and typically have a lot of history associated with them because of their age.

This 18K yellow gold French Victorian locket from 1870 is designed to look like a coat of arms. From the center of eleven carré cabochon cut turquoises surrounded by eight triangular set rose cut diamonds to a frame in between two twisting gold threads, this archetypal shape is repeated.

Only this one-of-a-kind jewel, dangling from an engraved Greek meander flanked by an elegant scroll, can represent such a formal declaration of devotion.
We discovered antique photographs of a man and a woman whose memories are still preserved within this locket.


  • Condition: Excellent condition
  • Country of origin: France
  • Style: The Victorian era is known for its eclectic revival and interpretation of historic styles and the introduction of cross-cultural influences from the middle east and Asia in furniture, fittings, and Interior decoration
  • Period: ca. 1870
  • Material: 18K yellow gold
  • Diamonds: Eight rose cut diamonds
  • Precious stones: Eleven carre cabochon cut turquoises
  • Hallmarks: The French control mark for 18K gold representing an eagle's head that was in use in France from about 1838
  • Dimensions: height 5,84 cm (2,30 inch), width 3,16 cm (1,24 inch)
  • Weight: 16,80 gram (10,80 dwt)
Donated by
A Friend of Finado

Item #P77761

  • In condition as donated.
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