It was love at first sight ! She is stunning, supremely elegant and amazingly gorgeous, the true queen of puffy hearts !! This heavy, chunky and luscious Austro-Hungarian locket takes our breath away. So beautifully shaped, so perfect in every way.
She is an Austro-Hungarian beauty, hand crafted in Vienna around 1900-1910. She is fully hallmarked with an Austro Hungarian Vienna mark for 14 karat gold for 1872-1922 on her loop and and an additional Vienna mark on her bale. There is also a maker's mark "FD" on the loop, we were unfortunately unable to find any information on the maker. She is fashioned in rich, buttery yellow gold. At her centre, she is set with a glorious, bright blue sapphire, which we had checked with an FGA qualified gemologist. The sapphire is a natural, no hear sapphire, beautifully cut in a cushion shape. It is in great condition with some very minor, age related rubbing to the top facets, as you would expect in a piece of this age. Her reverse is so beautifully crafted that you could wear it the plain side to the front too, making this locket a gorgeous, reversible, two in one, functional treasure. We love that, more possibilities !
The locket has two oval frames with glass inserts inside, one frame comes out easily, the other is solidly wedged in, but you can still put one photo in a frame. The frames are lined with pearly creamy silk behind the glass. The heart itself measures 20.20 mm north to south and 19.87 mm side to side. Her total length with the bale is 31.76 mm and she weighs 9.7 grams. And she is a real puffy heart - at 11.28 mm thickness max. We adore her shape ! The quality of this locket is outstanding and she is in lovely antique condition.
We would like to add that sapphires are a September Birthstone and a 45th wedding anniversary gem. This locket would make a perfect and stunning something old and blue for your wedding too!
We love .... this superbly elegant heart locket, we love her shape and proportions, the weighty, luxurious feel, the stunning simplicity and timeless, heirloom quality. We love how wearable she is. We just adore her !!
* Please kindly note that other jewellery in our photos is for your inspiration and not included in this listing *
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Stunning Antique Austro-Hungarian No Heat Sapphire Puffy Heart Locket
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