We call this locket The Tree of Life. I have never seen anything quite like it, in a beautiful bright yellow 15k gold with a Ginkgo Tree hand engraved on both sides. The locket hangs from a slide on the mesh chain and can be removed and other things hung from the chain. Also, you can slide the hook off completely and wear the chain alone. The slide and clasp are both embellished with hand engraved designs. This piece is spectacular.
Measurements: The Chain, 17" long and 1/4" wide. The Locket, 2" long including the bale, and 1 1/4" wide.
Materials: 15k locket and chain.
Era: circa 1860
Condition: Excellent, showing light signs of wear in keeping with its age.