Edwardian / Art Deco Onyx and Diamond Locket Brooch


Dating to the first or second decade of the twentieth century, this striking navette shaped locket brooch has been finely crafted in platinum. A fluted black onyx plaque is set to the center with a gleaming 1.35 carat old mine-cut diamond, nestled between two lustrous pearls and framed in a lacy platinum border, glittering with rose-cut and European-cut accent diamonds. The reverse contains a covered locket compartment holding an enamel portrait of a man. A striking piece.

Diamonds: estimated 2.42 total carats, center diamond estimated 1.35 ct I1 clarity with K-L color.

Weight: 23.5 grams

Measurements: 2 1/4” x 1 1/4” x 1/2”

Notes: large chip on the enamel portrait