Vintage Rock Crystal Locket,Pools of Light Pendant
Beautiful and all original antique Victorian pools of light rock crystal locket pendant necklace wrapped in a wide sterling silver bezel-set frame. The 23.40mm large quartz crystal locket opens to house photos on each side with the pools of light allowing magnification. A fingernail indent on the side allows for easy opening and closing. 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.