Antique Victorian Rectangular Onyx & Diamond Cameo Locket Pendant
Details: This is a remarkable piece with the bust of an Elizabethan man carved at front in a ruffled collar with wavy hair and beard. A rose cut diamond border embellishes the beveled frame. At the back of the onyx is an enclosed frame of sardonyx under which image can be placed. The gold at the back frame and bale is slightly rosy in tone.
This piece could be worn with either the carved bust or the enclosed locket at front as both are so beautifully executed.
Measurements: The locket is 1" wide, 1 1/4" tall and approximately 3/8" in depth.
Origin: English, c. 1860's.