Antique Edwardian Rose Gold Locket. Chester 9ct Gold Photo Locket. English Double Sided Glass Locket Necklace. Shaker Pendant On Chain


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Vintage from the 1900s


Locket 9ct gold, Chain gold plated sterling silver


Necklace length: 18 Inches; Locket height: 1 1/2 Inches; Locket width: 1 Inches

Beautiful Edwardian 9 carat rose gold double-sided glass photo locket hallmarked for Chester 1905. This lovely round locket has a decorative reeded top that unscrews to access the two photos inside. Currently there are two very sweet sepia portraits inside, back to back, of an Edwardian lady and a toddler so the locket can be enjoyed as is or you could replace them with your own.

The gold is the lovely subtle shade of antique rose gold with both the frame and top stamped with full Chester hallmarks. It is a real treat to see gold from Chester, the assay office closed many many moons ago and these rare hallmarks are desirable and attract a premium.

The locket benefits immensely from having very thick early plexiglass covers making for a durable locket that can stand the rigors of modern wear. Acrylic glass, first used in the 1880s, is virtually indestructible, it is crack and scratch resistant and won't yellow, a huge bonus since once the glass is broken in these lockets it is virtually impossible to find a replacement the correct size and gauge.

The locket opens by gently unscrewing the bail at the top allowing access to the photo compartment inside. The glass covers have beveled edges that fit the frame perfectly, they have straight backs so are best for photos and other flat keepsakes like pressed flowers. The screw mechanism at the top of the locket is sturdy and aligns perfectly to close the locket and it screws back snugly to keep the contents secure.

We have added a new 18" rose gold Belcher chain for immediate wear. Our chains are 9ct rose gold plated sterling silver, they are made in the UK, top quality and fully hallmarked. The Belcher or rolo chain with its elegant round links is the most popular antique style neck chains and they are perfect for these antique lockets.

MEASUREMENTS: Locket, 1-1/2 inches high and 1" wide (40x25mm), outer depth 3.5mm. Chain 18" (45cm)

DATE: Edwardian, 1905.

HALLMARKS: Locket bail and frame both stamped with 'wheatsheaves' for Chester '9-375' and date letter 'D', makers mark 'HG&S Ltd.' Chain stamped '925' and GP (gold plated)

WEIGHT: Total weight 7 grams, locket 4.5 grams, chain 2.5 grams.

CONDITION: Excellent condition with no scratches to the acrylic glass or dents in the frame. The photos are quite aged with spotting and surface loss to the picture of the little girl.

At Mercy Madge we offer distinctive and unique estate jewelry in our beautifully curated shop. Each piece is carefully hand selected by us, for you. We rarely come across two identical old treasures, once they are gone, they are truly gone!


- Our photographs are taken with a magnified macro lens under bright studio lighting to show you every tiny detail, any dark marks and flaws that may appear are invisible to the naked eye.

- Unless otherwise stated any antique boxes in our photos are for display only and are not included in purchase. However, do rest assured your purchase will arrive professionally packaged in a custom Mercy Madge shop box, perfect for gift giving and safekeeping!

- We offer a no risk money back guarantee, returns are accepted for any reason. Please consult our shops policy section for full details and return procedures.

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- We offer an interest free layaway plan on items over $150. A 20% deposit will secure and reserve the item for you with the balance due in 60 days. If you would like to place an item on layaway please send us a message and we will assist in setting this up for you.

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For purchases over $150 we offer a free 60 day layaway term with a 20% deposit which is applied towards the item cost. Once paid we will reserve the item for you.

We are pretty flexible with the payments towards the balance as long as it is paid within the layaway term. You can schedule them at your own convenience and decide how much and when you want to pay. Simply let us know when you are ready to make an installment and we will send you a link to pay.

A longer layaway term may be agreeable depending on the item cost and we are happy to discuss your individual needs with you.

Layaway payments are non-refundable and returns are not permitted. Store credit will be offered in certain circumstances at the shops discretion.
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No, rest assured items returned within our return policy are not subject to a restocking fee. If an item is returned outside the shops return policy then we may reserve the right to charge a discretionary 20% restocking fee.
Antique jewellery, by its very nature, is more fragile than modern jewellery and can be more prone to damage. Many of our pieces are 150 years old or more, it is part of their charm and they will require special care.

We guarantee all our items as described but can not guarantee they won't need maintenance or repair due to use and wear. With a modicum of care, the jewelry you are fond of can last many more lifetimes to come.

We accept no responsibility for pieces that become damaged whilst in your possession and such damaged items cannot be returned.
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We are unable to show our entire collection in our Etsy shop so if you are looking for something that we don't have please feel free to contact us by email, phone or through our website. We have many more items in stock than are listed and may have the perfect piece. However, we do not make custom/bespoke jewelry to order, our focus is purely on preowned vintage and antique.
We do our utmost to accurately date and describe our jewelry. We use a variety of techniques, testing and observation. All precious metals are tested whether hallmarked or not. We use electronic testing equipment (Auracle & Misar) and acid testing. Colored gemstones are tested with the Presidium Duo Tester and diamonds with the Diamond Selector II. We use industry standard gauges and digital calipers for measuring gemstones. When we have jewelry appraised we use independent gemologists and jewellers who have no connection to or vested interest in our shop.
Items in original condition may be returned for any reason. Notification of return should be made within 3 days of receipt and item posted within 7 days. Buyer pays return shipping costs. After 3 calendar days all sales should be considered final.

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