Vintage LS & Co. 10K Yellow Gold Filled Heart Locket Necklace, 12K GF Lustern Cable Chain, Floral, Hearts, Initials M F, Nice! #c495

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Vintage LS & Co. 10K Yellow Gold Filled Heart Locket Necklace, 12K GF Lustern Cable Chain, Floral, Hearts, Initials M F, Nice! #c495
Here's a lovely vintage gold filled heart locket necklace from the Louis Stern jewelry company!

The Louis Stern Co. of Providence, Rhode Island manufactured jewelry from the 1870's through circa 1950. They are known for creating fine gold filled jewelry and watch chains. They had several jewelry lines during those years, but the L.S. Co. and Lustern marks that are on these two pieces indicate that they are earlier, circa 1930.

This beautiful Louis Stern Co. locket necklace features a beautiful 10K yellow gold filled heart locket that has been strung on a 12K yellow gold filled Louis Stern cable chain. The locket has a satin gold face with two engraved hearts at the top and a gorgeous flower and leaves engraved at the bottom. The hearts have been inscribed with the letters M and F. The sides of the locket have beautiful raised scroll details and the back of the locket has an embossed design over its entire surface. The locket opens to reveal two heart-shaped sections for holding photos or other memorabilia. The Louis Stern chain is a cable style and it closes with an old bolt ring (thumbless) clasp. Seeing this lovely piece makes me wonder what became of these two star-crossed lovers from the depression era. It's such a fabulous and mysterious piece!

The locket measures about 1 3/8 inches long and 15/16 inch wide. It is signed and hallmarked with the earliest Louis Stern Co. mark, "L.S. Co. 1/20 10K G.F.", in an elongated diamond shape inside the locket. The chain measures about 18 1/2 inches in length. It is signed and hallmarked "Lustern 1/20 12K G.F." on the attached ring of the chain. The combined weight of the set is 6.2 grams.

This is such a delightful necklace! The locket is large and lovely and the mystique of its unknown lovers makes it such an interesting jewelry piece. By chance if you and your significant others initials are M and F, or if those are just your initials, this is an absolutely perfect necklace for you! Regardless of the initials, the locket is so beautiful that it would make a fine gift for anyone who loves vintage heart jewelry. The set is in wonderful vintage condition with a rich gold patina from age. There is one small divet on the face of the locket on the top right side. Doesn't detract at all from the beauty of this pretty necklace!

ITEM SPECIFICS:

SIGNED: LOUIS STERN CO. MARKS OF L.S. CO. 1/20 10K G.F. IN AN ELONGATED DIAMOND SHAPE ON THE INSIDE OF THE LOCKET AND LUSTERN 1/20 12K G.F. ON THE ATTACHED RING OF THE CHAIN

SIZE: LOCKET-APPROX 1 3/8 INCHES LONG AND 15/16 INCH WIDE AND CHAIN-APPROX 18 1/2 INCHES LONG 

CONDITION: VERY GOOD PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. HAS A RICH GOLD PATINA FROM AGE. THERE IS A SMALL DIVET ON THE FACE OF THE LOCKET ON THE RIGHT SIDE. DOESN'T DETRACT AND ISN'T VERY NOTICEABLE AT ALL.

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