Sentiments: Sloan & Co. Heart Locket
Designed and manufactured by the prestigious firm of Sloan & Co. located in “the city of gold and platinum and precious stones” (aka Newark, New Jersey), the enigmatic heart locket takes on a slightly puffed profile of 14k yellow gold. The front of the hinged locket is ornamented in the center with a gypsy set brilliant cut diamond of an estimated .03 carats. The interior reveals two compartments ready for photos and keepsakes all your own.
Date: Circa 1950.
Measurements: 1-1/8 inches (3 cm) in length including bale by 7/8 of an inch (2.1 cm) in width. Weight of 8.2 grams (5.3 dwt).
Hallmarks: “14k”; Sloan mark.
Condition: Excellent; plastic inserts for the interior locket compartments.
Note: Diamond has not been removed from mount to preserve the integrity of the setting. Diamond weight has been approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual weight.
Historical Notes: In 1891 the company became known as John A. Riley & Sloan & Company; in 1895 it became Sloan & Co and in 1896 an office was opened at 21 Maiden Lane in New York City. The company produced elegant jewelry for high-end retailers all across the nation including Cartier and Tiffany. The city of Newark played a major role in the design and manufacture of jewelry from around the 1800s through to the 1950s with Sloan & Co. one of the major players and innovative for the time producing affordable jewelry for middle-class Americans. During the peak Newark jewelers produced 90% of America’s 14k gold and 50% of its 18k jewelry.
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