The top and bottom of the locket are composed with light yellow citrine quartz gemstones, which were faceted and bezel set in 9k gold. One side of the quartz was monogrammed by carving initials, "DE". The locket opens easily with the help of two long slender gold bars at the bottom of the locket. Inside you will find a gold divider with a raised ornate thistle.This hinged piece lifts up and a photo or precious item could be placed inside. There are no frames or inserts. The 13 1/2 inch chain is composed of very large ornate links. The larger links (5/16 inch x 3/8 inch) have a carved wavy dot design on the sides with pierced details on the sides. The smaller 5/16 inch round links have a faceted appearance.
A wide 1 1/2 inch toggle or t-bar dangles about 1 inch below the chain. The natural citrine gems (tested) each measure approx.24.8mm x 27.8mm. The locket metal and chain links tested all over as 9k (no hallmarks). The toggle is marked, "9ct". The watch clasp is gold filled and showing signs of loss of gold finish (the only piece that is not solid gold as tested). The locket's gems and overall quality is very good. The chain is also very sturdy and special. Overall, this is a very unique piece meant to be held close to the heart. Please see photos for condition and detailed measurements below. Total Weight: 54.7 grams.
Chain Length: 13.5 inches. Locket Fob Size: 1 1/4 inches wide x 1 1/2 inches long (including bail) x 7/8 inch deep. Locket weight alone: 28 grams. Toggle Size: 1 1/2 inches wide.
Condition: very good antique Victorian condition with aged patina and expected age wear, loss of gold finish to watch clasp (only piece that is gold filled, while rest is solid 9 ct gold). Inv # 8940 - bin 1. 100 % of the items I sell are pre-owned, vintage, or antique. Every item I sell will have some signs of wear. The combination of photos and descriptions are my best effort to communicate the beauty, condition, and any defects.
Your personal expertise regarding an item may well be greater than mine so feel free to ask questions regarding elements not mentioned in my description. Sometimes issues come up and there are delays, which I understand. Check with me re larger items! Sometimes items going to apartment, forwarders, or third parties may also require a signature.
Depending on the country, I may also send the package certified with a signature required upon receipt. Does your government charge duty? The item "Estate Victorian 9ct Gold Citrine gold thistle watch fob chain necklace locket" is in sale since Monday, December 2, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "justifiable_expense" and is located in Eugene, Oregon. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.