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Rare Antique C1860s Real 18k Yellow Gold+enamel&seed Pearls"cross"locket~pendant For Sale
*WELCOME TO MY PRIVATE MUSEUM!
FINE & UNIQUE ITEMS HAND SELECTED FOR THEIR RARITY & EXTRAORDINARY VALUE!
*offer NOW, OFTEN & AGAIN!
*ALL SOLD TO THE HIGH buyer!
PLEASE NOTE; I AM ALSO OFFERING OTHERWONDERFUL ANTIQUES, OLD SILVER &FINE ESTATE JEWELRY!
SEE MY OTHER sales!
THIS IS AN AMAZING ALL SOLID 18KT YELLOW GOLD, ORIGINAL(NOT A REPRODUCTION OR MODERN COPY) MID 19th CENTURY, VICTORIAN PERIOD, AMERICAN CIVILWAR ERA PICTURE LOCKET. THE HINGED EXTERIOR PANELS OPEN TO REVEAL THE ORIGINAL FITTED INTERIOR WITH GLASS AND BEZELS ON BOTH SIDES. IT CAME TO ME WITH THE HAIR MOMENTO WHICH I CAN GLADLY REMOVE IF ASKED BY THE WINNER TO DO SO. THE FRONT OVAL DOMED PLAQUE TOP IS EXQUISITELY DECORATED IN RICH ROYAL SLIGHT PURPLE~BLUE JEWELRY GRADE ENAMEL. THE CENTER DESIGNED WITH AN INSET CROSS HAND SET WITH NATURAL (NOT CULTURED) REAL SEED~SPLIT(HALF) PEARLS. THE SIDEDESIGNED WITH A ROPE TWIST APPLIED BAND BORDER WITH THE REVERSE EXTENSIVELY ADORNED WITH ELABORATE HAND ENGRAVED DECORATIONS AND WITH A CENTRAL BLANK CARTOUCHE INTENDED FOR THE OWNER'S INITIALS OR MONOGRAM HOWEVER, THIS WAS NEVER MONOGRAMMED OR ENGRAVED IN THE CARTOUCHE. THIS PERFECT LADY SIZED LOCKET MEASURES OVER 1&1/2 INCHES IN LENGTH (INCLUDING THE BALE) AND 7/8 INCH WIDE. THESE ANTIQUE LOCKETS ARE EXTREMELY SCARCE AND FINDING ANY THAT ARE COMPLETE WITH THEIR ORIGINAL FITTED INTERIOR IS VERY UNUSUAL LET ALONE ONE THAT'S GEM SET WITH PEARLS, HAS RELIGIOUS SIGNIFICANCE AND DECORATED WITH ENAMEL BUT THE MOST ASTONISHING ASPECT IS THE OVERALL IDEAL CONDITION WITH NO REPLACED PEARLS AND ALL ENAMEL UNSCATHED WITH NO CRACKS OR CHIPS MAKES THIS A TRUE ONE OF A KIND TO HAVE SURVIVED OVER 150 YEARS. EVEN THE HINGE IS STURDY WITH NO WOBBLE OR DAMAGE. IT'S NOT JUST BEAUTIFUL BUT BEAUTIFULLY MADE WITH A NICE HEFTY FEELING SUPPORTED BY THE WEIGHT OF 9.2 GRAMS (ABOUT 1/3 OUNCE). THESE LOCKETS BECAME POPULAR FOR WEALTHY LADIES SLIGHTLY BEFORE, DURING AND SHORTLY AFTER THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. THEY WERE IDEAL FOR KEEPING PICTURES OF SWEETHEART, LOCK OF HAIR, PORTRAITS OF BOTH PARENTS OR CHILDREN. IT IS NOT MOURNING JEWELRY WORN WHEN REMEMBERING THE DEARLY DEPARTED AS JEWELRY DESIGNED FOR MOURNING WAS DECORATED WITH BLACK AS WORN BY QUEEN VICTORIA IN THE SAME TIME PERIOD. ROYALTY DETERMINED MUCH OF THE DAY'S FASHIONS IN THE PAST CENTURIES. I HAVE DEEPLY TREASURED THISRARE AND PERCIOUS MOMENTO FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS EVER SINCE MY ORIGINALLY ACQUIRING IT FROM AN ESTATE I WAS HANDLING OF A RESPECTED LADY PROFESSOR. HER HEIRS PERMITTED ME TO PURCHASE MANY WONDERFUL ANTIQUE PIECES BUT THIS LOCKET WAS SO SPECIAL THAT I JUST HAD TO KEEP IT FOR MYSELF. THIS FABULOUS PENDANT IS NOT MARKED BUT HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY TESTED AND GUARANTEED TO BE CRAFTED IN SOLID 18KT YELLOW GOLD. I'M EXTRA GENTLE ON ALL MY JEWELRY SO IT IS IN PERFECT ANTIQUE CONDITION. JUST REMEMBER THAT ENAMEL IS FRAGILE BEING LITERALLY GLASS AND IT SHALL EASILY PROVIDE MANY MORE GENERATIONS OF PRIDE AND PLEASURE FOR THE NEW OWNER. SUCH PIECESTRULY ARE QUITE RARE AND NOT EASILY FOUND BEING RATHER PRICEY IF ONE IS LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND ONE FROM A HIGH END ANTIQUE JEWELRY DEALER SPECIALIZING IN THE FINESTOF VICTORIAN ERA ORIGINAL JEWELRY. EVEN RARER IS THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A FABULOUS 18KT YELLOW GOLD, ENAMELLED, JEWELLED AND ENGRAVE DECORATED VICTORIAN DOUBLE SIDED LOCKET AT A PRICE YOU CAN AFFORD. YES, THIS IS A REAL sale WITH NO HIDDEN PRICE OR SECRET AMOUNT REQUIRED TO WIN. SOoffer AS YOU ARE COMFORTABLE AS ULTIMATELY, THIS WILL BE SOLD TO WHOMEVER IS THE HIGH buyer WHEN THE sale ENDS REGARDLESS OF THE FINAL BARGAINSELLING PRICE. YOU MIGHT CONSIDER ADDING THIS RARELY FOUND sale TO YOUR "WATCH ~ WISH" LIST AND IF YOU LIKE MY ITEMS, I'D BE HONORED TO BE INCLUDED AS ONE OF YOUR "FAVORITE SELLERS". I LOVE SHARING MY MOST PRECIOUS MOMENTOS WITH ALL OF YOU, MY DEAR FRIENDS AND FELLOW ANTIQUE FINE JEWELRY LOVING COLLECTORS. IT'S A TRUE PLEASURE KNOWING THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE TO BE CARED FOR AND APPRECIATED BY A NEW ANTIQUE LOVERS THAT WILL CONSIDER THEM PRECIOUS KEEPSAKES TO BE HANDED DOWN FOR GENERATIONS.I AM GETTING UP THERE IN YEARS JUST TURNING 83 YEARS YOUNGAND HAVE CLOSED MY STORE SO NOW IT IS TIME FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO CHERISH MY PERSONAL TREASURES AND TAKE THE SAME CARE THAT ONLY A LOVER OF REAL ANTIQUES AND VINTAGE ITEMS CAN PROVIDE MY FAVORITE POSSESSIONS. I HOPE THIS WILL BETREASURED AND ENJOYED FOR AS MANY YEARS AS I HAVE PRIDED HAVING THIS WONDERFULANTIQUE VICTORIAN ERA 18KTYELLOW GOLD, ENAMELLED & SEED PEARLS "CROSS" LOCKET~ PENDANT.ENJOY AND HAPPYofferDING!
F.Y.I. I am a 3rd generation antiques dealer & have been in the fine antiques business for over 30 years. I have had several open stores over these years but now with rents out of the realm of reality & my age creeping up on me, I have closed the last of them & I am now concentrating all efforts to on line sales. I am very knowledgeable about all types of antiques. I do not & will not sell fakes or reproductions of anything. All my items are 100% as described & the pictures prove it! Any damage or imperfection is noted and all items are mailed with an invisible ID mark that only I know of. This will eliminate anyone trying to item switch a broken treasure with my perfect piece. If you want any other detail about an item, please ask & be certain to include your direct email address for a reply. does not allow my sending pictures thru their email service. I will try to accomodate all requests on 1st come, 1st served daily basis. I do not sell outside so do not ask. I can offer a very expensive buy it now if you must have it today! I ship 1 day a week so please be patient. Everything is very carefully packed as I love my things & want you to enjoy them in the same condition as I have. All items are sent via USPS & Insured at full value. Sorry if this costs International buyers more but these are 's rules & I will follow them to the letter. Please work out any special payment request in advance as all sales should be simply processed through PayPal unless we have made prior arrangements. Ask any & all questions before you offer as the offer is your contract to purchase. I allow 5 days for payment in full otherwise the item is sold to the next highest buyer or re-listed & I will leaveappropriate response to all non paying buyers. I hope everything is very plain & simple to understand but do not be shy about asking anything should you require additional info or details. I hope you enjoy each & every item as most are from my private collection assembled over the past 30 years and never before offered for sale. Each piece is very special, of great quality, rare for its' kind and worthy of any advanced collection. Thank You, Bernice Ellen
ATTENTION ALL INTERNATIONAL buyers ~ BUYERS!
~SHIPMENTS TO COUNTRIES (DESTINATIONS)OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES~
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS MORE COSTLY. WE DO NOT PROFIT OR "MARK UP" SHIPPING COSTS. WE USE THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE POSTAGE PRICE CALCULATOR THROUGH PAYPAL SHIPPING TO CALCULATE THE ACTUAL PRICE FOR SHIPPING CHARGES AT USPS.COM WEBSITE. PAYPAL REQUIRES ALL INTERNATIONALLY SHIPPED ITEMS BE TRACKABLE ON-LINE. THE ONLY SHIPPING SERVICE WITH AN AFFORDABLE TRACKING OPTION THAT MEETS PAYPAL'S PRECISE REQUIREMENTS IS USPS "PRIORITY MAIL". WE DO NOT SHIP ITEMS VIA; REGISTERED MAIL, FLAT RATE MAIL, EXPRESS MAIL OR 1ST CLASS MAIL (NO EXCEPTIONS). WE PAY ANY AND ALL COSTS OF AVAILABLE INSURANCE COVERAGE OFFERED THROUGH THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE AT THE FULL VALUE OF EVERY ITEM SOLD. INSURANCE IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR ITEMS THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH BY THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE'S INSURANCE REGULATIONS. PLEASE CHECK THAT VALUE COVERAGE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC PURCHASE BY CONTACTING THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES HAVE LOW VALUE LIMITS SUCH AS ENGLAND WITH A MAXIMUM INSURANCE VALUE OF $650.00 AND CANADA WITH A LIMIT OF $675.00. THESE LIMITS ARE FREQUENTLY LESS THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF AN ITEM'S ACTUAL PURCHASE PRICE OR VALUE. THUS, PLEASE DO NOT PLACE A offer FOR YOUR INTENDED PURCHASE IF THE COVERAGE LIMITS ARE LESS THAN WHAT YOU ARE offerDING FOR THE ITEM. YOU WILL NEED TO CHECK THE POSTAL SERVICE WEBSITE AT USPS.COM FOR THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT AVAILABLE TO YOUR SPECIFIC LOCATION BY VIEWING THE LIMITATIONS OF VALUE FOR MERCHANDISE SENT VIA PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL MAIL. CERTAIN COUNTRIES HAVE REGULATIONS LIMITING THE IMPORTATION OF ART, ANTIQUES AND/OR JEWELRY. PLEASE VERIFY THAT YOUR COUNTRY ALLOWS THE IMPORTATION OF THE ITEM YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING. YOU ARE REQUESTING SHIPMENT BY US WHEN POSTING PAYMENT TO US FOR THE ITEM COST PLUS SHIPPING FEES. IT IS YOUR OBLIGATION TO DETERMINE IF THE POSTAL INSURANCE AVAILABLE APPLIES TO YOUR ITEM TYPE AND ALSO TO; USPS INTERNATIONAL PRIORITY MAIL TO YOUR LOCATION BUT IF USPS COVERAGE DOES NOT APPLY, DOES NOT COMPLY OR DOES NOT EQUAL THE ITEM'S VALUE FOR YOUR DESTINATION, YOU SHALL BE SOLEY ASSUMING ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE, THEFT, CONFISCATION, TERRORIST ACTS OR ANY PERILS/ACTS OF GOD RESULTING IN YOUR REQUESTING DELIVERY OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU OBTAINING INDEPENDANT ADDITIONAL COVERAGE FROM A TOP RATED INSURER IF THE COVERAGE OFFERED THROUGH USPS DOES NOT CONFORM TO OR PROPERLY PROTECT YOUR ITEM'S VALUE OF PURCHASE. YOUR POSTING OF PAYMENT TO US IN FULL FOR THE PURCAHSE PRICE OF ANY ITEM SOLD BY DONAHUE ANTIQUES A.K.A. (MYPRIVATEMUSEUM) IS YOUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, ACCEPTANCE AND AGREEMENT THAT SHALL THEREFOR CONSTITUTE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY. IMPORT DUTIES, TAXES, V.A.T. AND ANY OTHER CUSTOMS/IMPORT CHARGES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE ITEM PRICE OR SHIPPING CHARGES. ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES OR FEES ARE THE BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY AND TO BE PAID (IF REQUIRED) BY THE BUYER. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR COUNTRY'S CUSTOMS OFFICE OR POSTAL CARRIER COMPANY TO DETERMINE WHAT, IF ANY, THESE ADDITIONAL COSTS WILL BE PRIOR TO offerDING. THESE CHARGES ARE NORMALLY COLLECTED BY THE DELIVERING FREIGHT (SHIPPING) COMPANY, POSTAL CARRIER, CUSTOMS OR WHEN YOU PICK THE ITEM UP AT THEIR DELIVERY LOCATION. DO NOT CONFUSE THESE ADDED COSTS FOR CUSTOMS/IMPORT FEES AS "SHIPPING" CHARGE(S) ON ANY INVOICE SENT TO YOU THROUGH OUR OR PAYPAL ACCOUNT. WE DO NOT MARK MERCHANDISE VALUES BELOW THE WINNING offer OR sale VALUE. WE CAN NOT MARK ITEMS AS "GIFTS" ~ , PAYPAL, POSTAL, UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS PROHIBIT THIS. WE ARE UNABLE TO PREDETERMINE ANY IMPORT TAXES AS THEY ARE CALCULATED BY THE FINAL VALUE WHEN THE sale CLOSES. THESE TAXES OR FEES ARE GENERALLY BASED AS A PERCENTAGE OF THE FINAL VALUE AND VARY FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY. IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING OR THE LIMITATIONS OF COVERAGE, PLEASE CONTACT US ATLEAST 1 DAY PRIOR TO offerDING. THANK YOU, DONAHUE ANTIQUES~ENTIRE AGREEMENT.
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