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Victorian Diamond Enamel Heart Pendant Locket

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Offered for sale is an important antique Victorian circa 1860 diamond set enamel heart locket pendant necklace in yellow gold. The heart locket pendant is crafted in 18 karat yellow gold, while the diamonds are typically for the period, mixed set in silver and yellow gold. The exceptional designs exhibits a larger 7mm x 5.5mm drop shaped rose cut diamond centerpieces with sky blue enamel veins or sunrays like stripes bursting towards its edges. Alternating with the blue enamel stripes are stripes of paved diamonds of graduating sizes. The front of the heart is bulging and follows the shape and texture of a real heart and is not a flat jewel. The pendant is additionally adorned by a garnish of seperately set diamond line border to its outer edges and rim, as well as having a large diamond set hook with 2 sky blue enemeled stripes on each side. Besides the heart resembling drop shaped diamond centerpiece, there are a total of another 92 rose cut / Dutch cut and old mine cut round diamonds of various sizes set and paved throughout the front of the pendant locket. Total estimated diamond weight is calculated to be in the 4 carats range. All diamonds are closed set, but are very clear in the VS range, as well as having a possible perfectly white H color, but due to antique type of close setting, these cannot be assessed precisely. The reverse of the pendant is again not flat, but bulging and follows the shape of the front. It is extremely finely hand engraved with intervening and intersecting gold stripes, further enameled with sky blue enamel at each intersection's center, as well as at each stripe line. The insides show a superbly polished compartments that could contain a photo or other personal token from a loved one. The heart pendant locket measures 30mm (1.20") tall without hook, 40mm (1.58") with hook and 28mm (1.10") wide. It is also very thick with its nearly 13mm (about 1/2"). It is additionally important to mention that the pendant necklace comes with its original and authentic 1860 Victorian hand woven gold thread chain in 9K gold and 18K gold clasp. The length of the chain is approximately 42cm (about 16.5"). Gross weight is 28.3 grams. Although not marked, the present piece of important antique Victorian jewelry is most certainly of an English manufacture and a special custom made to order piece. Similarly spectacular and emblematic for the Victorian era diamond set locket pendants are seldomly seen offered for sale and usually belong to private collections. The last reference of a nearly identical piece was from a major jewelry gallery in London, which was sold for over $25,000. Absolutely scarce and important antique jewelry collector piece and one of the very rare Victorian necklaces, pendants, lockets and jewels.


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