The Charm of Vintage Lockets
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A sweet 62.5% pure gold (or 625 parts pure gold and 375 parts other metals). Popular during the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras but was discontinued in the mid-1930s. gold scallop shell pendant that was made circa 1880. It has been set with four rubies and one An 18th, 19th and early 20th century diamond shape, typically cushion or asymmetrical, marked by a small table, a high crown and a large culet. Culets are the small flat facets at the bottom of a stone which appear to the untrained eye as a hole in the middle of the stone. Before the advent of modern machinery which allows for the precise faceting we see tod... A precious, lustrous gemstone made of highly compressed carbon. Diamonds are one of the hardest materials known to mankind. Colours of diamonds range from colourless, yellow, orange and brown to almost black. Natural coloured (or ‘fancy’) diamonds can be extremely rare. The cut, colour, clarity and carat weight of a diamond are the criteria jewellers use... with royal blue A pigmented glass-like material used in powdered form and fused onto the metal surface of a piece of jewellery. behind it. It also has a glazed locket section on the reverse. The scallop shell is a symbol of the Apostle James and became the acknowledged badge of Christian pilgrims. While traveling in the Holy Land, a pilgrim would carry a scallop shell not only as a symbol, but also to use for practical purposes: as an alms collection plate, a drinking cup, and an eating utensil. Upon returning home, knights and pilgrims would keep the shell as a ‘holy’ relic and as a good luck charm or ornament to ward off evil spirits. A lovely pendant to wear always.
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