Garnet Turquoise Austro Hungarian Locket Pendant
Outstanding Victorian antique Austro Hungarian locket pendant featuring natural turquoise, garnet and pearl gemstones, circa mid 1800s. Set in a gold over silver detailed oval frame, the front of the locket has raised turquoise gemstones white the back has flat topped garnets. The bale also has turquoise stones. One can wear the garnets to the front or the turquoise as the bale easily goes in either direction. A truly splendid piece of antique jewelry that would look beautiful suspending from a long silk ribbon cord!
Materials: Gold gilded silver
Gemstone: Natural turquoise, natural garnets, natural pearls
Measurements: 1 7/8 inch tall and 1 inch wide.
Weight: 12 grams
Hallmarks: There are impressed marks at the ring bale although worn through the years
Date: Circa mid 1800s
Condition: Very good with all turquoise and garnet present and original. The pearls are chip and nick free and with all the stones slightly irregular attesting to the beauty of nature. There is slight loss to the gold gilding which can be expected from age and still displays beautifully. There is a small repair at the clasp although was done many years ago and does not affect the function nor visible when wearing. The locket does not have a firm snap when closed but does stay closed. Overall a gorgeous collectable antique pendant!