© Sandra Hendler 2016
This is a typical Edwardian 9K gold locket (hallmarked on the bottom edge) with a lovely ornate hanging loop & beveled glass on both sides. It measures 1 & 1/4 inch in diameter with an extra 1/2 inch for the hanging loop. It's in very good condition. Under the glass I've placed an original oil painting (by me, painted in 2012, not a reproduction) of a magic star with an eye in the center & gold metallic embellishments in each point. I've collected antique jewelry for years-entranced by the gorgeous workmanship & fabulous designs.I longed to purchase an original Lover's Eye piece, but they were thousands of dollars, so I decided to paint my own & put them in the antique lockets I'd collected. Eventually my line has come to include miniatures of mouths, skulls, Queen Bees, heraldic pieces, flowers, beasts & royal hearts. And that's how my line of hand painted modern paintings combined with antique jewelery was born. Click here to buy this item at my Etsy store.