Edwardian 14kt Platinum Diamond Checkerboard Locket
This mixed metals locket from the Edwardian (ca1910) era is simply marvelous! Made of 14kt rose gold and platinum, the surface of the piece has an attractive checkerboard pattern. Resting in the center is a sparkling old Mine Cut diamond set within an etched starburst design. Separating each square within the grid is an engraved line comprised of delicate dots, which resemble stitches in a quilted pattern. The opposing side of the locket has a rose gold face engraved with a set of monogrammed initials in antique cursive script. When opened from the bottom, the interior of the locket reveals a compartment with a small lock of hair stored behind glass. This is part of a very historic tradition, however the lock of hair could easily be removed and replaced with a special photo if desired. A wonderful and artistic turn-of-the-century piece, it is perfect for any locket lover and would look perfect worn on a favorite gold chain!
Measurements: The locket hangs 1 1/4" long, measures 5/8" wide, and approximately 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the mixed metals setting or diamond, which is securely set and intact. The locket opens easily and fastens securely, and the glass frame inside is intact. The bail is secure and in good condition.