September 21st meant a great deal to someone roughly 150 years ago. While we may never know its exact significance, what has endured is this jewel's inherent artistry and noteworthy aesthetics.
An impressive teardrop-shaped garnet of 23 carats simmers in colors ranging from claret to ember hot reds. Entirely foiled beneath, it allows the gemstone to radiate with life as it moves.
Magnificent enamel work in both hunter green and raven black serves as the backdrop to scrolling and organic formations in the gold work of the locket pendant. Even the original bale exhibits more of the same.
Entirely in ebony and bright 15k gold, the reverse is decorated with feather-like wreaths of designs as if drifting in the wind. The date of 21 Sept. rests in the middle.
Opening to the side, the interior reveals a glass covered locket compartment with a green fabric interior (easily removed).