This antique locket was made over 150 years ago and is so elegant and refined that it will no doubt always be commented on for its beauty and elegance.
Made in 15 carat gold in the Victorian era of the 1870's, the front of the locket is set with four piece of natural pink coral that has the most wonderful, delicate colour that compliments the colour of the gold perfectly.
And then to add to the charm and character of the locket further, it is set with five exciting antique cut diamonds. In the centre is a mine cut diamond, also known as a cushion cut diamond thanks to their somewhat cushion shape, and this diamond measures 0.30 carats, and then it is set with four much harder to find table cut diamonds that total 0.12 carats. The way these diamonds sparkle adds so much charm to the locket and will make sure that it gets noticed from near or far.
Measuring 31.9mm in diameter, inside it will hold a photo, that once placed inside will make this so much more treasured and personal to the wearer.
This locket truly is just as much a beautiful pendant as it is a locket, and is one that will no doubt be treasured forever.
Coral and diamond antique locket
Coral and diamond antique locket made in 15 carat yellow gold. This antique photo locket was made in the Victorian period of the 1870's.
When was the Victorian era?
The Victorian era was from 1837 until 1901.
Where can I buy an antique photo locket?
Kalmar Antiques in Sydney's Queen Victoria Building always have a large range of genuine antique photo lockets.
Where can I buy antique jewellery in Australia?
At Kalmar Antiques in the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. For over thirty five years, we have been dealing in fine quality antique jewellery and watches. With a wide range of antique engagement rings, from the Georgian through to the Art Deco period to today, we are sure to have the perfect engagement ring for you.
What are mine cut diamonds?
What is a cushion cut diamond?
At the start of the 18th century, a great leap forward emerged with the “invention” of the new 58-facetted diamond. At the time, these were the closest resemblance to today’s brilliant cut diamond. These are referred to as old mine cut diamonds, or “old miners” as well as “cushion cut diamonds” . These were cut often squarish or cushion shaped, with quite a steep angle on the crown and pavilion. This was to maximise weight retention in the diamond. As well as these features, the “old miners” often had quite a large culet or collet, the horizontal base formed by the blunting of a point when the stone is cut as a brilliant.
Click here to see a small selection of more antique lockets that are currently in store:
Click here for a link to the beautiful and historic Queen Victoria Building. We are on the top floor and are the only antique jewellery store in the building: