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Sweetheart - Vintage 9K Gold Amethyst Engraved Locket Pendant. This lovely locket is crafted from 9K gold, tested. The chain is 14K gold filled, hallmarked 1/20 14K GF. Featuring one genuine round cut amethyst pendant, vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship and detail. The pretty locket is heart shaped, and exhibits exquisite delicate engravings and a star-set amethyst. The locker is plain on the back with a perfect polished finish. The bail is fluted and delicate, however sturdy enough for the locket. The inside of the locket has black fabric covers, and the locket opens and closes nicely, with the perfect 'click' sound we like to hear once closed shut. The chain looks wonderful with the chain, and features a spring ring in perfect working order. This vintage locket would make a perfect gift for that special someone, or addition to any fine jewelry collection. 

History: Ancient Greeks and Romans believed this gemstone could ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus and keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. English regalia were decorated with amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty. Amethyst jewelry has been found and dated as early as 2000 BC.

Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.

Lockets evolved from ancient amulets. European designs for lockets appear to date to the 16th century, when small pendants were worn to conceal good luck charms, small fabric squares soaked in perfume to ward off the poor smells on public thoroughfares, painted portraits, and even, on occasion, poison.


Measurements: Face of the Locket 21.00 mm x 15.50 mm    Chain 18"

Stone Size: Amethyst .02 carats 

Weight: 2.50 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: England 

Date: Circa 1940

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