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Chambers of Sentiment - Edwardian 9K Gold, Rose Engine Engraved Locket. This lovely locket is crafted out of 9K yellow gold, hallmarked 375 (9K British Hallmark), anchor for Birmingham and date letter 'h' for 1906 -1907 . Featuring Edwardian styling, exquisite fine engraving, fill crisp hallmarks, and quality gold-work. This locket is circular in shape displaying beautiful fine engravings on the front and back of the piece. The front of the locket showcases a polished plaque for initials or a monogram if desired, surrounded by beautiful fine engraving. The back is also completely engraved with delicate fine decoration, a shield plaque, and full hallmarks. The border on this pendant showcases exquisite deep engraved flowers and scrolls. The top of the locket features a lovely scroll and bale which adds design and beauty to the piece. The inside of the locket contains silky hunter green fabric liners, both frames, and plastic clear protectors. The locket is a back to front locket which is crafted from 9K gold and metal, adding strength to the piece, a characteristic of Victorian and Edwardian lockets. This locket has a lip type opening and opens and closes well with a snap closure. Lockets should be opened with your fingernail on the lip (never use tools to open the locket) which helps prevent any slipping and scratching. The locket should be closed on the edge of the border, not in the centre of the locket. The locket has been matched up to a 14K gold filled Belcher chain. This wonderful Edwardian piece looks stunning when worn, truly a piece to be treasured and enjoyed for many years to come.
Note: The Rose Engine was developed in the 16th century but found wide-scale popularity in the early 19th century when Breguet applied the craft to augment his watch dials cases, and movements; many believe it reaches its apex with Fabergé. The Rose Engine has produced some of the finest engravings in the world, including the complex background and border patterns on early British postage stamps and Karl Faberge's signature decoration , guilloché enamelling , for his eponymous and famous eggs created for Tsar Alexander III of Russia. The complex designs of the rose engine made it very difficult to forge.
Measurements: Locket (including bale) 43.00 mm x 29.00mm Chain: 18"
Weight: 7.50 grams
Condition: Excellent Note: Wonderful condition.
Origin: England, Birmingham
Date: Dated 1906-1907