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Here is a gorgeous antique 15 carat gold locket set with European cut diamonds that looks as beautiful today as when it was made over 100 years ago. Whereas many antique lockets were made in what is called a "back and front" locket where there is gold sandwiched onto a base metal, this one is not only solid gold, but also 15 carat gold. This carat of gold was only used from 1854 to 1931 and often has such a beautiful warm rose colour that looks even more wonderful that the very strong and often too coppery colour of pink gold today. Measuring 21.2mm in diameter, the front is set with three lovely genuine antique European cut diamonds that total 0.06 carats, that have been set with such a delicate design around each. Able to easily accommodate two photos inside, this is such a beautiful and elegant example of an antique locket that can still so easily be worn every day. Stock# ES8540 Hallmarked: Chester 1910 $1,350
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Here is an absolutely divine antique guillochĂ© enamel and pearl pendant with a locket on the back that was made in the early 1900's that looks amazing thanks to the vibrant red enamel. To begin with, this enamelling was created using a special technique resulting in what is called guillochĂ© enamel. This is one of the most popular of all the enamel techniques and it is so easy to see why. Produced by a very precise and repetitive pattern that is engraved into an underlying material such as gold or silver, it then has the enamel applied over the top and after the firing process is complete, it is polished back to a high lustre revealing the engraved pattern below the surface. The red is so vibrant on this piece and will certainly stand out no matter where or when it was worn. With a very elegant surround set with forty seven pearls, there is a cluster of nine more pearls in the centre to add to the charm and character of the piece. Then turning it over reveals a section for a photo of a loved one that will then make this pendant even more personal and special. Made in 9 carat rose gold, it measures 33.4mm across by 42.4mm or 47.2mm to the very top of the bail for the chain to pass through. Simply perfect for any occasion, this is a wonderful antique pendant and locket that is like no other. Stock# ES8528 Circa: 1900 $2,700
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Absolutely divine, this antique sterling silver, rose and green gold locket made in 1882 will always capture the eye and be made even more personal once photos of loved ones are placed inside making this such a special and personal locket. Made in the Victorian era, the sterling silver locket not only has a very beautiful design on the front, but aspects of it are highlighted with both yellow and rose gold. While most of us are aware with rose, white and yellow gold, to produce white and rose - as well as green gold - other metals are alloyed with the gold while it is molten resulting in different colours. Rose gold is made by primarily adding copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in the lovely warm tone to it, and today green gold is made by adding silver to the gold, however the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. Years ago however when this locket was made, cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour. While never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces is more pronounced and used here highlights the leaves in the floral design on the front. With the locket measuring a nice large 37.5m across by 41.5mm or 56mm to the top of the bail for the chain to pass through, this is a locket that is so easy and comfortable to wear all the time, day or night. Stock# ES8488 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1882 $1,450
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Here is a truly exquisite diamond and pearl double sided antique pendant with hand painted portraits on ivory that gets more and more beautiful the closer you look at it, and is a real testament to what the jewellers of the Victorian era could produce. So beautifully hand made in 15 carat rose gold and silver where the diamonds are set, silver was used to set the diamonds into during this time until the early 1900â€™s as until then white gold was not yet invented and platinum, although already discovered, was not used in jewellery until around the same time as white gold. Not only are there rose cut diamonds set on the top in what can only be described as the most gorgeous setting, as well as more rose cut diamonds at the very bottom, but looking close at the portrait of the young lady, there are ten more rose cut diamonds including the ones is a very sweet heart design. In total there are sixty five rose cut diamonds with a total weight of 0.78 carats, as well as seventeen natural pearls to compliment the beauty of this piece. Then when you look into the eyes of both the young lady and the baby, this also exemplifies the quality of the pendant as these have been hand painted to the highest standard complimenting the piece even further. And on the back of each portrait are the names "Ellen Lorna Fielden, when 18" and "Cecil M. Fielden, 1 year old". After extensive research we have found that not only were they brother and sister, but they were actually twins, both being born on the 30th September, 1854 in Yorkshire. With Ellen being 18 years old when painted, this would put the piece at being made around 1872 which is exactly in the style and era of this pendant. All of this makes this pendant so much more special and magical and a real way to hold a peace of history in your hand. Measuring 36.5mm across by 65mm or 75mm to the very top of the bail, this is by far one of the most outstanding antique pendants that you will lever come across, and an absolute treasure to admire from near or far. Stock# ES8367 Circa: 1872 $6,850
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Perfect for any time of the day or night, there is no doubt that this antique Victorian era 15 carat gold locket made in the 1880's will not only be continually admired, but will become so personal once photos of loved ones are placed inside. Able to hold two photos, this lovely locket measures 34.4mm across by 44.3mm or 56mm to the top of the bail, the locket was made in 15 carat gold and has such a lovely warm colour to it that looks even better against the skin. Designed with such an elegant design down the front, this feature has such a lovely tactile feel to it and makes this locket look so elegant and refined. Still in wonderful condition even after being made 140 years ago, this antique locket is just so beautiful and refined. Stock# ES3208 Circa: 1880 $2,850
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This is such an attractive antique silver brooch/locket highlighted with rose and green gold and can so easily be worn during the day and well into the night for any formal occasion and will be such a wonderful conversation starter for so many points. To begin with the brooch which measures 38mm by 30.2mm, has a beautiful design at each end and the wonderful bird perched on the branch. And making this brooch even more special, the bird, berries and border of the brooch are in rose gold, and the leaves in the much harder to fine green gold. Rose gold is made by primarily adding copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in the lovely warm tone to it, and today green gold is made by adding silver to the gold, however the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. However during the late Victorian period of the 1890's when this locket was made, cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour. While never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces is more pronounced and used here highlights the leaves in the floral design perfectly. And then turning the brooch over reveals a section where a photo can be placed making this such a wonderful locket that is then made so personal once a photo is placed inside. This is the type of jewellery that gets more and more beautiful the closer you get to it and you can really appreciate the time and details that went into making this all those years ago. Stock# ES8346 Circa: 1895 $495
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Perfect for any woman of any age, comes this very beautiful antique sterling silver, rose and green gold locket that dates from the late 1800's. Often these late Victorian era lockets are highlighted with gold and rose gold is still found today, however the much rarer green gold is rarely ever seen in modern jewellery. Rose gold is made by primarily adding copper to the gold when being alloyed resulting in the lovely warm tone to it, and today green gold is made by adding silver to the gold, however the green colour is more a soft green-yellow colour. Years ago however when this locket was made, cadmium was added resulting in a stronger colour. While never a strong green such as yellow or white gold, the tone of green in antique pieces is more pronounced and used here highlights the leaves in the floral design on the front. Measuring 26.2mm by 35.6mm plus the bail at the top, inside this locket will hold two photos making this so much more special and personal. This is a lovely antique locket that even after 120 years has passed since being made, is still so beautiful and full of charm and character. Stock# ES8245 Circa: 1895 $1,850
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This antique sterling silver hand engraved photo locket feels so tactile to the touch and has the most incredible and highly detailed hand engraved pattern on the front that would have taken such an incredibly long time to complete. Whereas many lockets are either machine engraved or simply stamped out with a pattern by the hundreds, hand engraving is not only so much finer in quality, but there is also the added feature that no two lockets will ever be the same. The gorgeous flower pattern that is repeated across this locket is so charming and this oval section measures 37.1mm across by 45mm or 64mm to the top of the wide bail for the chain. Able to hold two photos inside, this lovely locket will easily suit any woman of any age. Dating from the Victorian era of the 1890's, this locket showcases the beauty and craftsmanship of antique jewellery. Stock# ES8267 Circa: 1890 $Sold.
Here is a truly fabulous antique 15 carat photo locket set with pearls that is made in such a unique and special design that will always be admired and commented on for its regal elegance and classic style to it. Dating from the 1880's, the locket measures 32.5mm across by 48.3mm or 62.7mm to the very top of the bail for it to be connected to a chain or a collar (as is in one of the images), this will surprise so many people when they discover that this is a locket as it will be seen more as a pendant than a locket. The detail and design is just incredible and a real testament to the jewellers and what they could create over 140 years ago. Set with six seed pearls, the beautiful scroll work around the setting adds to the charm and character of an already exceptional antique locket. Like no other, this is a pendant as much as a photo locket that will always be loved and cherished. Stock# ES8313 Circa: 1880 $SoldÂ (For the locket only - collar is for display only. Collar is able for purchase and viewing here: https://www.kalmarantiques.com.au/product/15-carat-gold-antique-collar-from-the-victorian-era/
Green gold is rarely found today and was used in the late 1800's to highlight sections of a piece as can be seen here in this very attractive antique silver, rose and green gold locket made in 1893. With a beautiful floral motif, the locket is made in sterling silver and the flowers highlighted in rose gold and the leaves in green gold. With a lovely soft hue coming from the green, this is such an attractive antique locket that will continue to be admired and commented on every time that it is worn. Measuring 32mm across by 51mm, inside there is room to fit two photos to make it even more personal and special and will sit perfectly from a chain. Made in the Victorian era, this is a lovely example of an antique photo locket that is not only still in wonderful condition, but also so unique and special. Stock# ES8186 Hallmarked: Birmingham 1893 $Sold.
This is such a beautiful hand engraved 15 carat yellow gold locket from the Victorian era, that would have taken such an immense time to hand engrave all those years ago, and allows either side to be worn facing forward where it will always be admired and commented on. The exquisite hand engraving really shines through and shows why hand engraving is far superior to machine engraving or mass produced lockets that are stamped out by the hundreds and all look the same. There is nothing quite like an antique, and nothing more individual than engraving something by hand. Measuring 31mm by 48mm, inside allows two photos to be placed to make this locket even more special and personal and even well after 120 years has passed since it was made, it still looks and feels wonderful to the touch. This is a lovely example of a late Victorian locket that will always be loved and admired. Stock# ES819 Circa: 1890 $2,600
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Here is such a beautifully hand engraved antique sterling silver locket that dates from the late Victorian era of the 1890's and is so incredible to admire from both sides. Measuring 34.1mm by 47.1mm, this is the perfect size to wear around the neck and get the attention and admiration that it so rightly deserves. The quality and detail in the hand engraving is just amazing and is a real testament to the jewellers during this time and what they could achieve. The time needed to hand engrave both sides would have been immense and there is nothing like hand engraving. Whereas now photo lockets are machine engraved or even more commonly just pressed and stamped out, nothing beats the look and tactile feel of something that has been hand engraved. And inside two photos will easily be able to be placed making this then become so much more personal and special to the wearer. Regardless of which side is being shown, there is little doubt that this antique locket will always be admired and appreciated. Stock# ES8034 Circa: 1890 $Sold.