Acrostic jewelry is sentimental in nature. Believed to have first appeared during the eighteenth century, the trend continued well into the early years of the twentieth century. Read much like a poem, gems were used to speak from the heart and soul. The first letter of the names of the stones encoded or “spelled out” a word or phrase.
Here the iconic heart in the guise of an 18k yellow gold locket communicates the word “DEAREST” around a centered diamond. This is utilizing two (2) round brilliant cut diamonds total weight of .10 carats, G-H color, VS clarity. Also it is set with two (2) emeralds, one ruby, one amethyst, one sapphire and a tourmaline, each approximately .04 carats.
The gems are set on the front of the bulbous locket in a flower cluster formation with the first letter of each stone conveying the sweet sentiment. A heart shaped carved rock crystal back Allows the contents to show.
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