Vintage Art Nouveau Style Sterling Silver Round Locket Pendant Necklace
This beautiful Art Nouveau style sterling silver round locket pendant necklace dates from the 1970s. The lovely locket depicts the ideal beauty of the turn of the 20th century, with delicate features and soft hair tendrils flowing in the wind.
The cameo image is created by mimicking repousse, the technique of creating a raised form on the metal surface by heating it and lifting it from the back. It requires excellent mastery. This piece, however, was likely stamped. The quality is excellent with great detail and a beautiful design, true to the era it is inspired by.
The locket is round. The back cover is polished silver. It measures almost 1 1/2″ tall including the bail. The diameter is 1 3/16″. The locket holds 2 images, one on each side.
Completing the necklace is a beautiful flat link curb chain 1.8mm wide and 18″ long. It complements it beautifully and gives the necklace a modern and timeless look.
The necklace is marked “925” on the chain and “Sterling” inside the locket. The condition is excellent. It has a beautiful warm patina that enhances each detail.