Dating to the early 1900s, may I offer this lovely heart shaped locket retaining its original bale and set with white rhinestones to the front. The back is engraved "From Mother & Dad" in a lovely script. The locket opens easily to reveal 2 places for photos - no plastic covering. Pics would have gone under the "built in" rim. Condition: Plastic coverings can be clipped from any piece of hard plastic found in the house (I use plastic from a photo album page). Overall, the locket is very fine with the requisite patina of age to the inside. Outside has a very nice shine. No rhinestones missing.
Metal Content: Sterling Silver with a partial hallmark of STERLING as well as makers initials of EB Co. for Eiassoe Bros & Company, NYC - 1904 - 1931 - Importers and Jobbers of Diamonds, Watches and Jewelry.
Size: When closed, 1-7/16" high (to top of bale) x 3/4" wide.
Weight: 5.3 grams
Final Comments: Just a really, really lovely piece from the old days! Just think, if Mom & Dad are wanting this item for their little girl, the engraving is already done!