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Gold Front and Back Locket with Diamond Chip


At the turn of the last century, lockets like this were produced en masse for the middle and working classes. It isn't solid gold, but "gold back-and-front" which is kind of like gold fill. It wears well and has a nice rose gold color that passes for the real thing. A tiny diamond chip in the center glints, and on the back a hand-engraved plant - wheat? cattails? appears at the corner. Frames and celluloid lenses inside are missing.

This product is final sale.


  • Materials

    Gold fill, diamond chip. Gold fill chain.

  • Age

    c. 1890.

  • Size

    1" tall (with bail) 3/4" wide. 18" chain.

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please note:Terms of Sale

During the archive sale, shipping is FREE for purchases over $100 within the continental US. For US-bound purchases under $100, a flat $7 fee will be charged to cover packaging and shipping costs. International orders will be subject to our normal shipping fees, and may incur customs charges. Please refer to our FAQ's for more information on our international shipping policy.

For sale orders, we'll be shipping via USPS first class mail. Any orders valued over $1,000 will ship via UPS, insured and with signature required. Since these sales are always extremely popular, expect to wait up to 4 weeks for shipping and handling; for any orders involving sizing or stamping, expect to wait up to 4-6 weeks. We have one employee and expect many hundreds of orders. You'll receive an email when your order ships, which may take several weeks. Please be patient!

To keep things cheap for everyone, we will be using basic, minimal packaging for all archive sale orders. We are unable to provide gift wrapping or notes for any sale orders—sorry!

If you place multiple orders, email us with both your order numbers. We’ll refund you the second shipping fee and will combine all items into one package.

All sale items are FINAL SALE. No refunds or exchanges.