Antique Victorian 9ct Gold Engraved Shield Locket Pendant with Carved Horse Cameo. This beautiful antique locket originates from the Victorian era, it is made of a old gold that has a warm, almost rose, tone. It is shaped like a shield, with swirls, flowers, and ivy leaves engraved all over. The front of the locket features a horseshoe shaped glass cameo in a dark red (almost black) tone, the horseshoe has a very finely detailed carved horse head on it.
A really unique and beautiful antique locket. Inside the locket there is space to put photos inside, both original frames are still inside along with some old photos (these can be removed if desired). Tests as 9ct Back and Front. 9ct Gold Back and Front lockets were typical of gold lockets from this era.
In the late Victoria and Edwardian period, lockets were manufactured with solid gold fronts and solid gold backs to clarify, the metal at the front is a sheet of solid gold and the metal at the back is also a sheet of solid gold. Using this method allowed heavy engraving which would not be possible on rolled gold or gold plating. The sides, hinges and the loose frames inside are usually made of a sturdy base metal that has been gold plated.The reasoning behind such construction is that gold is a soft metal and lockets by default are opened and closed regularly. Using a sturdier metal than gold meant that they were less likely to buckle or break. These lockets are 90 95% solid gold and in the parts that are not they are gold plated and the plating is generally of such a good thickness that it still stands 100 years later. The locket measures 3 cms without the bails, 3.8 cms with the bail loops. The locket alone weighs 8.3 grams. In fair antique condition, with light surface wear and light tarnish, and some light shallow dings and dents. As to be expected from an old item. The cameo itself has a large chip on the left side. This item, along with the others in our Dear Rose, With Love shop, has been hand selected by us, for you. We sell only estate, vintage, and antique items - which means we only ever have one of each piece. The pieces of jewellery offered by us are old treasures, and we rarely find two identical.
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These charges are the buyers responsibility. We cannot accept liability for goods that go missing or are damaged in transit. Damaged goods in the post must be reported to Dear Rose, With Love within 24 hours of arrival of the goods (within 24 hours of your signature for the parcel). After this time we cannot accept responsibility for damage reported. If you notice damage to the parcel prior to signing for it, then please do not sign for it and have it redirected back to us by the return address on the parcel.The item "Antique Victorian 9ct Gold Engraved Shield Locket Pendant Carved Horse Cameo" is in sale since Monday, October 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "dearrose_withlove" and is located in Perth, Perthshire and Kinross. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam.