Antique Turquoise Pavé Heart Pendant Locket
A textural surface of bright and vibrant natural Persian turquoise in a pavé of color is set within yellow gilded silver. Heart shaped, the verso cloisters a hidden locket compartment ready to hold a prized treasure or a photograph of a loved one. The original removable bale with turquoise is still present and adds refinement and the option to wear this with a variety of chains or ribbons.
Measurements: 1-3/4 inches long (4.7 cm) in length including top bale; heart is 1-1/8 inches (3 cm) in length by 1-1/8 inches (2.9 cm) in width by 3/8 of an inch (1 cm) at the deepest. This antique pendant has a weight of 10.8 grams (7 dwt).
Condition: Excellent; natural variation to the turquoise as is typical with handling; some are slightly more greenish in color.
Date & Origin: Circa 1870 and is most likely English in origin.
Overall Scale: Medium