Antique Gold + Rhinestone "U" Locket
era: c. 1900s-1910s
gold fill, rounded square shape engraved with the Initial "U" set with 2 green and 2 clear glass sparkly gems. a nice thick case with ribbed edges, hinged to open at the bottom, interior compartment for for storing photos or other keepsakes. large decorative bail.
bail is stamped "1/20 12k GF" but I don't think the bail is original to the locket.
3/4" x 3/4"
chain pictured is not included. Add this locket to your own favorite vintage chain, or we, mcgee offers modern 18" 14kt rosy gold plated cable chains. see separate listing to purchase.
very good condition. visible wear to gold finish. I suspect the bail (the little connecting piece that suspends the locket from a chain) is not original to the locket, but it matches nicely. this style of locket doesn't snap shut, but closes securely, and stays closed.
we, mcgee packages all lockets in padded presentation boxes, perfect for gifting + safe-keeping.
we, mcgee antique and vintage lockets are sourced from a variety of decades. Most are 1890-1950 and were made in Rhode Island or Massachusetts (where much of the costume jewelry from the early-mid 20th century in the US was made!). Some styles and motifs persisted through many decades. All pieces are selected for their unique, vintage beauty and wearability.
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