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Georgian Diamond, Pearl and Black Enamel Flower Locket

SKU

90-1-13880

$2,250.00
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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

Dating back to the early-1800s, this sentimental, yet striking, Georgian keepsake presents a flower set with glittering rose-cut diamonds against a glossy black enamel background, all of which are framed by small lustrous natural pearls. Turn it around and you'll find an open display locket currently occupied by the woven hair of the dearly departed loved one, and hand-engraved with his name, "Richard Hemplay." Lovely. Converted by Lang from a pin. The new 14K chain measures 18 inches.

Details

Materials:
12-14 Karat Yellow Gold, 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 Inch
Width:
3/4 Inch
Height:
1/8 Inch
Chain Length:
18 Inch
Gram Weight:
8.8 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

10 Rose Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.10 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
1.30-1.50 mm
Color:
I-J
Clarity:
VS
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.10

26 Seed Pearls

Shape:
Half, Oval
Measurements:
2.50-2.80 mm
Color:
Cream

Georgian Jewelry

True antiques, Georgian jewels are the earliest pieces in our collection. Lovely foil-backed stones in mixed-metal settings were made to shine by candlelight over dinner and in the drawing rooms of their genteel wearers. Many pieces were made in memory of loved ones or as “memento mori”—literal reminders of mortality that Georgians saw as sophisticated, rather than morbid. While the delicacy of Georgian era settings has been replaced by more modern methods, the cuts and styles have continued to fascinate jewelry lovers.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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