Vintage Pools of Light Locket Pendant
A Beautiful original antique pools of light rock crystal locket pendant necklace wrapped in a soft 14K gold bezel-set frame. The round crystal locket opens to house a photo with the pools of light allowing magnification. These lovely lockets were originally exported from China to the West during the 1800s.
For thousands of years this optically clear quartz has been used as gemstones because of its enchanting ability to absorb and affect light. Possessing the property of double refraction (where images viewed through them appear upside-down and reversed) these works of art are from turn of the century and are increasingly more difficult to find, especially in wearable condition. Pools of light jewelry were believed to have a magical and mystical effect on the wearer. The ancient Chinese held the belief that the chi of good luck resided within each bead.
Materials: 14K yellow gold
Gemstone: Rock Crystal Orb - 14.75mm
Measurements: The orb measures 14.75mm not including the bale. We've added an 18 inch gold filled chain so the locket is ready to wear!
Condition: Very good to excellent with no nicks, chips or scratches and the locket closing with a firm snap