Victorian era pearl and diamond locket

Victorian era oversized locket with pearls, diamonds and enamel details, in 18k gold. Five old mine cut diamonds are set in diamond shaped black enamel frame details. The original frames and glass are intact and personal images can be placed in the locket compartments. English in origin. Circa 1870.

Old mine cut diamonds were cut for gas and candle light and omit a darker romantic sparkle. While the precision faceting of modern stone’s main objective is to refract as much white light as possible.  A 19th century diamond was cut to preserve as much weight as possible and often follow the same shape as the rough diamond crystal as it was pulled from the ground.

Measures 2.50" in length and 1.50" in width. Antique gold chains are sold separately and are available in-store. Please call or email the shop to inquire.