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Victorian Garnet And Chrysoberyl Locket

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

Lightly and lovingly hand fabricated in 15ct. yellow gold (hence of British origin), this utterly delightful Victorian locket (circa 1875) glistens on the front with four raspberry red garnets centered and interspersed with five light green chrysoberyls. The reverse is artfully hand engraved with a charming foliate design. Sweet & lovely. Just over 1-inch by 13/16-inch wide.

Details

Materials:
15 Karat Yellow Gold, Gilded Metal
Length:
1 Inch, With Bale 1 3/8 Inch
Width:
7/8 Inch
Height:
5/16 Inch
Chain Length:
18 Inch
Gram Weight:
6.7 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

4 Old Mine Cut Garnets

Carat Weight:
1.50 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.
Color:
Purplish Red
Measurements:
5.50 x 4.00 x 2.00 mm

5 Mixed Cut Chrysoberyls

Carat Weight:
0.65 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.
Color:
Green To Very Light Green
Measurements:
2.70-4.00 mm
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
2.15

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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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