Victorian Turquoise Diamond Enamel 15ct Gold Heart Locket
Exquisite engine turned Victorian 15ct gold heart pendant; this has extraordinary detail on the front – a pear shaped turquoise set in the centre of the heart, surrounded by rose cut diamonds totalling approximately 0.20ct which, in turn, are surrounded by pink enamel with white enamel dots and an outer layer of white enamel with black dots. The back of the pendant has a heart shaped compartment to house a keepsake or portrait of a loved one. Weight 7.7gms. Measurements; 2cms x 1.5cm (3/4″ x 5/8″). The pendant is fitted with a loop to attach a chain. The workmanship is of fine quality and pink enamelling of this type is quite rare in jewellery; the pendant is in excellent vintage condition. C.1880-1900. It is supplied with a more recent 9ct gold box link chain; length including chain, 16.5″ (42cms).