© 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 15/16ths of an inch in diameter with an extra 1/2 inch for the hanging loop.Under the glass I've placed an original oil painting (by me, painted in 2014, not a reproduction) of a grinning skull. 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. The reverse is plain black. The locket & glass are in good condition. I wear these combined with other amulets & charms as I show in my second picture & they are always very well received (I think because they are so unusual). This one displays well too. Click here to buy this item at my Etsy store.