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Victorian Ruby and Pearl Locket

SKU

90-1-6369

$2,450.00
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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

This richly bloomed and substantially crafted 14k yellow gold locket is an intact Victorian historical treasure. The piece is uniquely decorated with ribbons of seed peals and rubies on the front and a hand-engraved scripted personalization (in German) on the back which reads "Zum Andenken an die Verbindung unserer Kinder d.6. Mai 1874." Translation: "To commemorate the marriage of our children on the 6th of May 1874". This majestic keepsake measures 1 5/8 by 1 3/8 inches, plus a 5/8 inch loop. It was most likely a gift from the groom's family in order to mark the occasion and future connection between the mothers-in-law. It is also likely that there are two of these lockets so both mothers would have one. The photos are of the soon to be married couple. Many thanks to Christine, a Lang fan and jewelry expert, for providing proper translation and context.

Details

Materials:
14 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 5/8 in
Width:
1 3/8 inch
Height:
5/8 " bale
Period:
Victorian
Center Natural Pearl details
Shape:
Drop
Measurements:
8.00-5.00 mm
Color:
Light Cream
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

18 Cushion Cut Rubies

Carat Weight:
0.60 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:
2.40-1.70 mm

10 Seed Pearls

Shape:
Half Round
Measurements:
3.30-3.30 mm
Color:
Light Cream
Total Carat Weight:
0.60

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

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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