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Antique VICTORIAN 10k Rose Gold Filled Hematite Onyx Mourning Spinner Photo Locket Etruscan ESTATE find Rare 1800s Jewellery Jewelry

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(THIS ITEM IS NOT GOLD PLATED IT IS ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE GOLD FILLED. PLEASE READ THE EXPLANATION FOR VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE GOLD FILLED JEWELLERY BELOW THE DESCRIPTION) IF USING THE PHONE APP HIT THE MORE+ BUTTON FOR FULL DESCRIPTION, SIZING ETC.

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For Afterpay payment option (domestic buyers only) visit our website www.vintagejewelleryco.com.au
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(THIS ITEM IS NOT GOLD PLATED IT IS ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE GOLD FILLED. PLEASE READ THE EXPLANATION FOR VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE GOLD FILLED JEWELLERY BELOW THE DESCRIPTION) IF USING THE PHONE APP HIT THE MORE+ BUTTON FOR FULL DESCRIPTION, SIZING ETC.

This is a late Victorian c1890s Hematite and Onyx 10k Rose Gold Filled Spinner Locket.

It has been etched and carved to the front with a centre hemitate stone. The back is a plain mirror gold finish with a centre onyx stone. The two can be spun around so can be worn either way. Inside there are two old photos of a man and a woman in late Victorian clothing. They are behind glass frames and I suggest to the new buyer that if you want them removed that you have a jeweller do so to prevent damage.

The locket is in very good Antique condition.It opens and presses closed. Would look fabulous attached to a Victorian watch slider chain or simply on its own with a longish antique chain.

The locket is 2.8cms by 2.4cms not including the bail. The centre onyx stone is 1.8cms and the hematite is 1.5cms long. Locket weighs 10.04gms. I believe it is a mourning locket because of the dark gems.

What is Antique and Vintage Gold Filled Jewellery

Vintage Gold fill is an actual layer of gold which has been pressure bonded to another metal. Gold filled is not to be confused with gold plating. Vintage Gold filled is much more valuable and tarnish resistant. It does not flake off, rub off or turn colors. Anyone who can wear gold can wear gold filled without worries of an allergic reaction.

Vintage Gold filled jewellery is made from solid gold and filled with other alloys such as brass, bronze and sterling silver. Think of it like a sandwich with solid gold on the outside and a metal filling. Vintage Gold filled wears, looks and lasts like solid gold because its outer surface IS solid gold.

Antique and Vintage “Gold Filled” jewellery is a term that should only be used for items that were made in the USA and if you are unsure you should ask your seller its origin. Vintage and Antique gold filled items were regulated by the US government and the gold content must be at least 1/20 of the weight of the item. Unfortunately the term gold filled has been hijacked and become generic and is being misused for cheap gold plate jewellery from Asia. Gold plate has no regulations. Vintage Gold Fill does not wear off like gold plate. Vintage Gold filled jewellery even offers more than solid gold such as strength and durability because of the inner metal core as solid gold is a soft metal and tends to dent and bend.

Please also be aware that Victorian gold filled pieces are generally unmarked for gold content and hallmarking in the USA did not generally happen until after 1907. Even then the maker could choose to mark the jewellery or the bo that it came in so that many pieces are not hallmarked with their gold content. Antique and Vintage gold filled jewellery is normally 10k, 12k, or 14k in gold content. Beware of the newer cheap imitations being marketed as gold filled which are in fact imported from Asia. They are not vintage or antique. They are not gold filled. They are cheap gold plate imitations. The term “gold filled” is being misused by unscrupulous sellers.

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