Leon Edwardian French Paste Locket
This one-of-a-kind necklace is composed of:
- Edwardian, sterling sliver french paste locket from the early 1900s with a magnifying glass pane on the front and a hinged glass frame on the back. The setting of this locket is delicately lined with crystal rhinestones. This pendant was sourced in England.
This necklace measures a standard 18” on a modern 14K gold filled chain. This pendant drops 2.25" from the chain with the width of the locket measuring 1.25".
French paste is a jewelry term used to describe the practice of using faceted cut glass, cut in the shape of a real gemstone, instead of using real gems. This process, which was developed in the 1700's, created the look of a sparkling gemstone or diamond but cost much less than real stones.
All of our modern heirlooms are designed with elements mostly from the late 1800s - 1920s and the highest quality solid gold and gold-filled components. To learn more about different types of gold and composition, check out our Gold Jewelry Guide.
We make, design, and restore each piece of jewelry with the hope you will love and enjoy your modern heirlooms for many years to come. Check out our Jewelry Care Guide for tips on how to care for your pieces so they last a lifetime.
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