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Vintage Locket Pendant

$170.00

 

Oxidized silver vintage locket pendant with amethyst and prong-set marcasite. Oxidized sterling silver chain adjustable 16-18" included

The amethyst is found and mined in various places such as Japan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Brazil and Sri Lanka.

Marcasite became popular in the early 1900’s when diamonds were a luxury people couldn’t afford anymore.

Prong setting uses four metal projections called prongs in the placement of each marcasite.  This type of setting allows light to strike the marcasite from more angles, increasing its brilliance.

Oxidation is a surface treatment applied to the silver which gives the jewellery its retro quality.