Antique Pools of Light Rock Crystal Locket
Rare and all original antique Victorian pools of light rock crystal locket pendant necklace wrapped in a soft rolled gold bezel-set frame. The large quartz crystal locket opens to house photos on each side with the pools of light allowing magnification. A hook wraps over the braid to form the closure. These lovely lockets were originally exported from China to the West during the 1800s. A wonderful piece of antique jewelry ready to store your heirlooms!
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: Rolled gold
Gemstone: Rock crystal quartz - pools of light
Measurements: The crystal measures 18.25mm in diameter and a thickness of 20.50mm. We've added an 18 inch gold filled chain.
Weight: 12.2 grams
Date: Authentic Victorian mid to late 1800s
Condition: Very good with no chips, scratches or nicks to the rock crystal. The gold is bright and clean showing minimal wear. A beautiful piece of antique jewelry!