A fine 14K yellow gold locket, the front cover decorated with deep translucent guilloche enamel over an engine-turned background surrounded by a reeded border enameled in opaque white. The front is centered with an old mine cut diamond. The trefoil-shaped bail is an especially nice touch. The interior retains the original frame insert. The bail is marked for 14K and has an unidentified maker's mark.
NOTE: This locket was very difficult to photograph. The purple enamel is deeply saturated and looks quite dark viewed directly. When the light strikes at an angle, however, the translucency of the purple comes shining through to show the underlying enraving.
- America, ca. 1910
- Excellent condition; no enamel damage; no dings; no monogram
- Dimensions: 1 1/16" diameter (excluding bail)
- Weight: 6.3 grams
- Approximate Total Diamond Weight: .04 carat