French 18K Victorian Locket with Rubies and Rose Cut Diamonds


The domed cover of this charming Etruscan Revival locket is adorned with a raised spray decoration, set with glittering rose-cut diamonds and rubies within a delicate twisted wire border. The interior contains a small covered compartment (roughly 23 mm x 18mm) for a lock hair or a photo. The reverse is hand engraved “M to L, Nov. 12 1862”. Beautifully rendered in a patinated 18K gold. Truly a lovely Victorian keepsake.

Markings: French eagle’s head hallmark, 18K gold

Measurements: 1 3/4” (including bail) x 1 1/16” wide

Weight: 14.9 grams

Circa 1860-1880

Condition notes: Excellent condition

Notes: Chain shown is not included.