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French 18ct Gold & Platinum Oval Shaped Locket set with Natural Split Pearls & Rose Diamonds

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This is a wonderful and heavy gauge locket that was made in the 1870s in France. it is two colour 18ct yellow gold and platinum. The French used platinum in their jewellery from the 1870s onwards. We started to use it from 1900 onwards. So this is a rare and stunning heavy gauge locket. There is a finely pierced decorative grill with stylised ivy stems on both sides. On the front is a diamond shaped section edged with natural split pearls with nine rose diamonds in the centre. It opens to reveal two glazed compartments for photographs. The bale is also platinum and 18ct gold. There is a date engraved on the inside rim “21 Juillet (July) 1878” A rare and absolutely beautiful piece of jewellery

Written by Olly Gerrish


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A totally amazing French locket. My favourite piece of jewellery at the moment!

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GoldPlatinum Diamond Pearl


Dog's head (French mark for platinum) Tested to 18ct gold


Locket height 3.7cm
From top of bale to base 5cm
Width at widest point 2.9cm

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