From my personal collection comes this stunning example of early 1800's engraving and enameling techniques. The front of this locket is covered with an elaborate silver star which is paved with 32 rose cut diamonds and set in the center with a blood red cabochon garnet. The cobalt blue enamel has the illusion of running down the curve of the heart to the edge where it meets the exemplary engraving. The back is covered in flowers and flourishes so full so well executed that not a bit is unadorned. The bale is treated in the same manner as the locket and the ring at the top, also elaborately engraved and enameled opens so it can be easily attached to a chain, or pearls, or what have you. This piece dates to the early part of the 1800's, is 18k gold and in the finest condition.
Details.....The locket measures 1.76" x 1.01" x .66" and weighs 28.6 grams.