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Romantic antique rose cut diamond locket made in 1868

Here is the most romantic antique locket that is as charming on the outside as it is inside and will melt your heart each and every time that you read the inscription.
Made in 18 carat yellow gold in the mid-Victorian era, the heart shaped locket itself has the most wonderful powder blue enamel that is not only still in superb condition even well after 150 years have gone past since being made, but also has the most delightful smooth, tactile feel to the touch.
Then to add to the charm and sparkle of the piece, on the locket, on the front is a sweet forget-me-not flower set with fifteen rose cut diamonds that glisten beautifully in the light. These diamonds total 0.08 carats and highlight the flower design perfectly.

Then opening the locket up reveals a locket compartment on one side and then the other side has its pièce de résistance. On the right hand side, is the most charming and heartwarming hand inscription that says "April 5th 1868 PFP" and then " I do" below that. How one would love to go back in time and know who these two people were, and how they both felt each time that they looked upon those two most celebrated words in history - " I do". Antique jewellery often has symbolic motifs such as flowers, with the forget-me-not often representing in Victorian times of love and devotion and this, combined with the words "I do" truly makes this so much more special.

Measuring 16.2mm across by 19.6mm plus the link for a chain, this is one antique locket that will always melt your heart each time that you look inside.


Stock# ET560

Circa: 1868



Out of stock


This antique enamelled diamond locket is so romantic with the words, "April 5th 1868 PFP I do"

Romantic antique rose cut diamond locket made in 1868

This locket is designed with a forget-me-not flower set with rose cut diamonds.

What are rose cut diamonds?

Like the name implies, the rose cut diamond resembles a rose bud, comprising of a flat base with a number of triangular facets arranged in rows above each other, meeting at a sharp point in the centre.

First manufactured in India at the end of the 15th Century, this cut was perfected at the diamond cutting workshops in Antwerp and Amsterdam, and was very popular during most of the 16th and 17thcenturies.


Example of the rose cut diamond from the side and the top.

Because the base of the diamond was flat, stones were often foiled back to improve the brilliance of the stone. This was achieved by applying foils or tints to the base of the stone.


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