Materials: natural earth-mined diamonds, solid 14k rose gold (unmarked; locket interiors previously scored with tiny grooves to reveal solid gold core, as gold fill or plate are usually no more than 2.5 microns thick; tested in two locations with electronic gold tester & nitric-muriatic acid)
Weight: 10 grams
Workmanship origin: American
Diameter of locket: 31.3 mm (not including bail)
Depth of locket: 5.7 mm
Diameter of diamonds: 1.25 mm (approx. 0.02 ctw)
Condition: overall in great antique condition. Main issue to note is that the locket shuts tight and flush, meaning it requires patience to open. The tiny recessed closure area at the side contains a century’s worth of scratches from various attempts to open the locket (these scratches are however contained within that tiny recessed area). The interior gold walls underneath the photographs contain some tiny scored grooves, probably put there by the manufacturer to certify the solid gold material. Upon examination, the material between the photographs and gold frames are some kind of old clear plastic, yellowed from age. There is general age-related surface wear to the locket, which has not been repolished. The front bloomed surface is worn at some high-relief areas.