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Diamond and Seed Pearl Gold Locket Necklace


Dating from the Victorian period, this enchanting gold locket necklace is set with diamonds and seed pearls. Suspended from a ribbed chain and extension with triple interlocking links, the oval locket centers a star-set, old mine-cut diamond within a garland of split seed pearls, and opens to double image compartments. Antique yet modern-looking in its bold design, this gleaming gold jewel holds your loved ones near to your heart.


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Item #: PT-15649
Country: England
Circa: 1890
Size: 25” length (necklace); 1.75” length, 1.5" width (pendant)
Materials: Old mine-cut diamond (approximate total weight 0.18 carat); 29 Split seed pearls; 18K Gold

Lockets have been popular since the 16th century, when Queen Elizabeth commissioned a locket ring with miniature portraits of herself and her beloved mother, Anne Boleyn, and, continuing in that royal tradition, Queen Victoria wore Prince Albert’s image in her own locket necklace. In modern times, Jacqueline Picasso and Frida Kahlo wore lockets, though they kept the cherished interior images secret.