A lovely antique French locket (24mm) is filled with precious gemstones of sapphires, emeralds, and rubies to create this one of a kind shake it locket. The locket is suspended from my signature 14kt gold filled cable chain, accented with a trio of precious gemstone rondelles: sapphire, emerald and ruby. The chain measures 18" in length. The last two photos show the locket pictured with other pieces available for purchase. They are not included in this listing.
In the early 19th century, a young Parisian jeweler invented a process of applying a thick layer of 18kt or 14kt 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. This is a locket from the early 1900's so please do be aware that there are signs of age, and that is what gives these antique pieces charm and character.
Your mini 'Confetti' locket will ship USPS mail with tracking in the US, and will be packaged in a signature 'Bijou Babe' box . Please contact me to add insurance to your order. International clients, please contact me if you wish to add tracking or insurance to your package for an additional fee.