Victorian Era Red Guilloche Enamel Heart Locket Necklace with Pearls in 14k Gold

$ 3,400.00 

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Victorian Era Red Guilloche Enamel Heart Locket Necklace with Pearls in 14k Gold
Victorian Era Red Guilloche Enamel Heart Locket Necklace with Pearls in 14k Gold
Victorian Era Red Guilloche Enamel Heart Locket Necklace with Pearls in 14k Gold

A really beautiful, Victorian-era necklace, modeled in 14k yellow gold, whose central element is a heart-shaped, crystal-back locket. The face of this heart locket is decorated with panels of true-red guilloche enamel, which are arranged like rays around a central pearl— the fine engraving beneath this translucent red enamel gives the impression of feathers. The locket's central pearl rests in a cut-down collet, while a clutch of smaller pearls surround our feathery enamel, creating a white border. This locket hangs from a buttery, yellow gold cable chain. An additional collet-set pearl acts as a "tie," connecting the length of the necklace to its swag-like, pendant drop. Closure is an old barrel clasp. This wonderful old locket necklace has a queen of hearts vibe, thanks to its rare red-and-white color combination, but it also brings to mind the idiom “my heart has wings!” Condition is excellent. 

Materials

14k gold
Enamel
Pearl
Crystal

Age

c. 1880 - 1890

Dimensions

Total wearable length is approx 16"; heart measures approx 17.1 x 16.1 mm; pearls measure approx 1.8 mm, (21) 2.8 mm (1), and 3.7 mm (1); chain is a solid link and measures approx 1.6 mm.

Victorian Era Red Guilloche Enamel Heart Locket Necklace with Pearls in 14k Gold
Victorian Era Red Guilloche Enamel Heart Locket Necklace with Pearls in 14k Gold
Victorian Era Red Guilloche Enamel Heart Locket Necklace with Pearls in 14k Gold