Victorian Etruscan Revival 14k Gold Locket PendantSKU: 8119
The Italian excavation of Etruscan treasures sparked interest in these artifacts and influence jewelry styles. With classic Etruscan revival style, this large Victorian pendant locket is beautifully decorated with incredible detail. In a cross formation, nine pearls adorn the center of this wonderful piece. Fine metal wire work and granulation decorates the pendant. Both of these elements are often seen in ancient Etruscan jewelry. The matte finished otherwise known as blooming is achieved by applying acid to burn off alloy metals leaving behind a thin layer of pure gold. On the reverse, a locket is available. A truly incredible example of Victorian Etruscan revival jewelry. The bale has a purposeful slight bend to accommodate the chain so that the locket lays flat.
Measurements: Gold filled chain 29", measures 2-1/4" by 1-3/8", locket only weighs approximately 15.5 grams
Hallmarks: Numbers and kt hand etched on interior of locket , locket tested 14k, chain is gold filled
Condition: One prong is slightly worn on center pearl and clasp is not original all else in excellent condition