A lovely antique French locket (31mm) is filled with precious gemstones of sapphires, emeralds, and rubies to create this one of a kind shake it locket. In the early 19th century, a young Parisian jeweler invented a process of applying a thick layer of 18k or 14k gold foil over brass to create jewelry that mimicked solid gold. The process was so good that the pieces done using this technique are often mistaken for solid gold. Due to the thick layer of gold used, the pieces have withstood the test of time, and these lockets from this particular designer rarely show signs of wear to the metal.
The frame of the locket exhibits a classic Louis XVI ribbon and reed motif, which is another beautiful detail to this piece. Each of the lockets I carry in my shop have been selected for their originality, beauty and history, and I source them from some of my favorite antique dealers whom I trust. Similarly, the gemstones I source come from a couple of different reputable dealers, and they are of gem quality that will not disappoint. The locket measures 31mm in diameter and comes with a complementary 14k gold filled chain.
Your locket will ship USPS mail with tracking and will be packaged in a lovely gift box.
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