© Sandra Hendler 2016
This is a lovely round 9K gold antique locket with an original miniature painting which I did in 2013 (not a reproduction) of a Queen Bee beneath a golden crown on a black background. The night bee. Bees are a symbols of birth & rebirth as well as the emblem of Cupid. And also the bee was chosen by Napoleon as a symbol of his Empire, & this locket with it's x designs around the bezel was a popular motif during the reign of Napoleon. The locket measures 1 inch in diameter with an extra 3/8ths of an inch for the decorative hanging loop. The reverse is plain black. The locket is in very nice condition. I wear these combined with other amulets & charms as I show in my last picture & they are always very well received (I think because they are so unusual) If you like this one you might want to check out my other Etsy store where I am selling a lot of these hand painted lockets. My other shop is Mercurysmoon. Click here to buy this item at my Etsy store.