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Alling & Co. Heart-Shaped Gold and Enamel Locket


Dating from the Art Nouveau period, this American Alling & Co. locket pendant is composed of bloomed gold and enamel, with a diamond accent. Design as a stylized heart opening to twin glass-covered compartments, the locket depicts a bejeweled princess with flowing hair, crown, and hoop earring, realized in green, red, and blush pink and skin tone enamels, with an old European-cut diamond accent. This charming locket is a perfect and precious receptacle for images of those you love.


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Item #: PT-18334
Country: United States
Circa: 1900s
Size: 2.00’’ length, 1.25’’ width
Materials: Old European-cut diamond (weighing approximately 0.04 carat); 14K Gold; Enamel
Signed: Engraved initials "ER"

Since the 19th century, christenings and weddings have been traditional occasions for the giving of lockets, as well as Valentine’s day, to celebrate love and courtship. A versatile jewel, they might be worn on a neck chain or bracelet—Queen Victoria wore one of each.