Late 19th C 22 Karat Gem Set Heart Locket with Enamel Parrots


Rooted in Hindu mythology, the parrot is considered a messenger of Lord Kama, The God of Love, given the bird's capacity to imitate human speech. Symbolically, these parrots represent fertility and desire due to their colorful plumage. The red is symbolic of desire, and the green fertility and new life. 

This late 19th century heart-shaped locket has been beautifully crafted in 22 karat gold. The locket has been hand engraved and displays a pair of vibrant enameled a parrots framing a gem-set flower head filled with candy apple red rubies, bright green emeralds and polki diamonds. 


Weight: 4.6 dwt

Measurements: 18.5 mm x 19.5mm (without bail), 27 mm with the bail

Condition notes: There is extensive loss to the enamel. The bail is a later addition to the locket and is 14 karat gold

Markings: none

Notes: chain is for photography purposes only