Empress Eugénie’s Locket, Circa 1860. Gold oval locket, set with a sapphire cameo of a Muse with lyre, framed in diamonds, within a diamond and pearl laurel wreath. Inside is a glazed compartment with a photograph of the Empress. The locket is attached by a gold double E cipher surmounted by the Napoleonic Imperial crown. This historic locket was a gift from the Empress to Lady Burgoyne in thanks for enabling her to flee France for England on her yacht after the fall of the Second Empire.
A wonderful and very unusual compartment locket from the 1950's era! This beautiful locket has the shape of a 4-leaf clover which is formed by 4 individual hearts. Made of 14kt yellow gold, each of the heart faces open to reveal a small compartment. The surface of each has a simple etched design and 3 vibrant rubies which are set within a small starburst design.