Antique Victorian Pink Paste Pearl Heart Locket 15ct Gold

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A sweet antique Victorian heart locket decorated with seven seed pearls and six pink pastes set out in gypsy star settings across the front in a fabulous checkerboard fashion. 

Paste is a heavy, transparent flint glass that has been used throughout history to simulate the beauty and sparkle of gemstones. The pink pastes resemble rubies and are symbolic of everlasting love with the pearls representing loyalty.

The shell is fashioned in a muted 15ct yellow gold and has developed a lovely smoothness and patina with age. It would make a perfect gift and is complete with rims and a window within in which two small photographs can be kept.

WEIGHT: 3.9 grams 

MEASURES: Height 20mm (25mm inc. loop) x Width 16mm x Depth 7mm – Window Height 18mm x Width 14mm 

METAL: 15ct Gold (Tested) 

STONES: Pink Paste/ Seed Pearls 

AGE: Victorian. (Circa 1880 – 1900) 

CONDITION: Excellent – One small indent on the back 

ITEM NUMBER: 23-829 

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