Oriana Locket Necklace
The amiable amber and goldstone glass cabochon set in this locket is sweetly enhanced with an iridescent mirrored finish.
Goldstone glass, or Goldfluss in German, was invented by the Venetians in the seventeenth century. It’s manufactured by heating silica and copper oxide until metallic crystals form.
The production process was perfected by twentieth-century Czech and German glass artisans. Sadly, this trade is uncommon today and goldstone glass is, therefore, becoming harder and harder to find.
The locket delicately hangs from a single antique brass button. Every antique button is a one and only, chosen just for you, and so will not be identical to the image.
In this piece:
- One small antique metal button, circa 1880-1900
- Amber mirror goldstone glass oval cabochon, made in mid-century Western Germany
- Peach aventurine beads
- Round brass locket, stamped today in vintage dies in the USA
- Brass oval filigree setting and four decorate brass connectors, all stamped in vintage dies the USA Brass-plated pewter three-ring setting, made in Louisiana
- Antiqued brass chain
- Length 30” with 4” extender
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