Rose Gold Antique Rock Crystal Pools Of Light Locket
A rare and all original antique Victorian rock crystal pools of light locket pendant necklace wrapped in a soft rose gold bezel-set frame. The large crystal locket opens to house photos on each side with the pools of light allowing magnification. These lovely lockets were originally exported from China to the West during the 1800s.
- Materials: Rose Gold
- Gemstone: Rock Crystal, Pools of light
- Measurements: 20mm for the crystal and 22mm including the braid wrap. The chain, which is not original, is 18 inches
- Condition: The locket is in amazing condition opening and closing as it should and free of any discernible chips or nicks.
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.