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Georgian Seed Pearl Friendship Locket

$1,400

THESE EARLY 19TH century pearl lockets are always in demand, but this one's all about the engraving: "The Gift of an Invaluable Friend". I almost kept it to celebrate the memory of my departed dog Bunny. I've been saving a twist of his fur for years, searching for the right vessel.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), seed pearls, glass lenses, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good - minor surface wear commensurate with age and use; some pearls have discolored with age

  • Size

    1" length including the bale, 3/4" diameter, 18" chain

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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