A locket is an item of jewellery, usually a pendant worn on a chain around the neck, that is hinged and opens to reveal a space, sometimes called a "keepsake compartment", used for storing a a personal memento, such as a miniature, a photograph or strands of hair. Other styles of lockets are worn as a brooch or bracelet. They have been around in various forms since the 15th century, but reached the peak of their popularity in the 19th century, when sentimentality was part of the national psyche. They are most commonly made of gold or silver, often decorated with precious or semi-precious stones and come in many shapes including ovals, hearts and circles.
French Art Deco jadeite and diamond Lorgnette, c. 1920, platinum, folding into a pendant, the pendant set with carved jadeite embellished with bezel set single cut diamonds, emerald and amethyst cabochons, diamond set scrolls at sides, with stepped triple
An Art Deco jadeite and diamond pendant, the carved jadeite panel of translucent green depicting a phoenix, weighing 62.0cts, surmounted by a diamond set bale with engraved and chased decoration, mounted in platinum. Condition: Presents in very good condit
An Art Deco style onyx and diamond pendant, of pierced geometric design set throughout with onyx and diamond and finished with an onyx ball with tassels, to a fine trace chain, all set in 18ct white gold, total length 450mm
An Art Deco style emerald, onyx and diamond pendant/brooch, the pierced triangular frame featuring a square emerald cut en cabochon, flanked by onyx and set throughout with round brilliant cut diamonds, set in 18ct white gold
An Art Deco Swiss enamel and Guilloch gilded silver Minaudiere notebook pendant, of shaped oblong form with gilded trellis design, enclosing mirror with ivory note pad and pencil, two engine turned compartments, makers mark Lr, 8 cm long.
Sterling silver aquamarine, ruby, seed pearl and marcasite pendant decorated in an Art Deco style with bird motifs featuring an emerald cut aquamarine measuring approximately 13 x 15mm and suspended aquamarine drop
An Art Deco style tanzanite and diamond pendant, centrally set with a cushion cut tanzanite weighing 16.33cts, within a geometric diamond set surround and articulated diamond set bale, suspended on a fine trace chain, in 18ct white gold
14ct yellow gold Art Deco style sapphire and diamond pendant c.1930's, set with a central sapphire surrounded by a foliate design pierced setting with old brilliant cut diamonds, suspended from a Fleur-de-lis diamond set surmount. Marked with hammer & sick
An Art Deco opal and diamond pendant/necklace, the central solid opal displaying fine play of colour, claw set below an articulated diamond set bale, suspended on a fine trace chain, all in platinum, in original fitted box, retailed by Liberty of London an
An Art Deco style diamond pendant, the geometric drop centrally set with a princess cut yellow diamond weighing 0.60cts surrounded by white baguette cut diamonds totalling 0.27cts surmounted by a yellow and white diamond set bale to a fine trace chain, all
Coral, jet & marcasite Art Deco drop pendant on hand made chain. Made in France c1920, set in sterling silver. It screams Art Deco. Chain is alternating jet and coral beads extremely delicate. In fabulous condition.
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