Silver Quartz Rock Crystal Pools of Light Locket Necklace
This lovely antique Victorian/Art Nouveau rock crystal locket pendant, wrapped in sterling silver repousse, is ready for your sentimental keepsake. The quartz crystal bubble locket opens to reveal two sides for adding a photo or memento with the rock crystal magnifying the contents. Currently, several purple petals are inside giving a glowing purple color. Suspended from a fine silver rolo chain, the round orb locket is a true little gem.
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: Sterling Silver
Gemstone: Quartz Rock Crystal - 18mm round
Weight: 13.4 grams
Measurements: 1 inch in diameter with a thickness of 13mm. The chain is 18 inches
Hallmarks: Silver on the locket and 925 sterling on the chain
Condition: Very good with no chips, nicks or scratches to the crystal. The silver has a wonderful rich patina that accents the design.