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 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. To give the piece a modern look, two different cable chains, one a 14kt gold filled, and the other, oxidized sterling silver, are used to suspend the locket. The cable chains are boutique quality, and the sterling silver chain is completely and painstakingly hand oxidized, and then polished to finish. This is an artisan piece, carefully thought out from the beginning design concept, to sourcing the best materials, to combining colors and texture, to the very end, where the piece is photographed and shipped in a signature 'Bijou Babe' box. Mixed metals, a beautiful French Art Nouveau style locket, and luscious gemstones make the 'Confetti' locket a perfect gift to give or to gift to oneself. 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 it is suspended by two new cable chains, one in 14kt gold filled, the other in oxidized sterling silver. The chains close with 14kt gold filled findings, a lobster claw clasp and ending. The chains and clasps I use are of the highest boutique quality, although the chains are delicate, they are sturdy. Overall chain length is 19" for this piece. I've been creating jewelry for over a decade, and have a particular passion for using antique and vintage pieces in my work! Your '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.
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