Victorian Bloodstone Intaglio and 18K Gold Locket

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An outstanding 18K gold Victorian era locket centering an intricately carved bloodstone intaglio with a coat of arms, a rising eagle, and the Latin phrase “Murus aeneus conscientia sana” (translating to “A sound conscience is a wall of brass”) written around the border.  The back of the locket is also etched with an eagle and a monogram “OPW/.”  Inside the locket is one compartment with the original frame where you can add a photo or other memento.  The locket measures a larger 1.3” long by 1” wide and weighs a hefty 14.9 grams.  A very special and rare piece to add to your jewelry collection!

Metal: 18K Yellow Gold

Weight: 14.9 grams

Measurements: 1.3” long (without bail) by 1” wide

Markings: None

Condition: In very good antique condition with some nibbles to the edges of the bloodstone and some surface wear to the gold - all consistent with age.  There are no cracks in the stone or denting to the gold.  Please note the chain in the photo is NOT included with this listing.

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