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Diamond and Platinum-Topped Gold "Puffed Heart" Locket Necklace


Dating from the Edwardian period, this platinum-topped gold “puffed heart” pendant locket, convertible to a brooch, offers almost four carats of diamonds. The domed heart-shape with pierced scrolling foliate and floral openwork motifs is bead-set with old European and old mine-cut diamonds, while the reverse reveals a crystal-covered locket compartment and inscription. The light and airy form with its playful volume and sparkle can be suspended from a velvet ribbon, cord or period chain, then place a beloved photo or lock of hair inside for a sweet and sentimental touch.


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Item #: N-19562 
Country: England 
Circa: 1909 
Size: 1.50” length, 1.25” width 
Materials: Old European and old mine-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 3.98 carats); Platinum-topped gold; Together with later added chain 
Signed: Inscribed "From the Friendly Visitors Club 1909"

Heart-shaped jewels have been prized for centuries, from the twinned betrothal hearts of 14th century France and England, to the pointy 18th century Scottish witches’ hearts, worn to deflect evil intent, to the Ancien Regime beribboned hearts so popular in the French court.