Victorian 9ct Gold Swivel Double Sided Locket
A 37.5% pure gold (or 375 parts pure gold and 625 parts other metals) gold swivel pendant with a A translucent red variety of chalcedony which in its turn is a form of cryptocrystalline quartz. Carnelian has been known and used since antiquity when it was sourced from the surfaces of the Egyptian and Arabian deserts. The most prized carnelian has a true blood-red color. on one side and a A dark green to dark bluish-green variety of Chalcedony that is splattered with red or brown spots that resemble blood. The extent of the marking varies depending on the stone. Spots are favoured over larger stripes and markings. on the other. It hinges open to reveal a locket section. It was made circa 1880.
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