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This is a handmade locket of 15 karat Rose Gold which opens and displays an image on both sides. Both images are men; one younger than the other. The left image does look like a young Abe Lincoln! The pendant locket is from Philadelphia.
The locket could have been a watch chain fob or a pendant worn by a woman on a ribbon. The front of the pendant is a bloodstone with the Gold shield with could have been monogramed but was not.
Bloodstone Gemstone meaning:
Bloodstone (also called heliotrope) is green with distinctive red spots that resemble blood, giving this stone its name. The bloodstone was used to stop bleeding especially nosebleeds.
There is a legend that says the bloodstone was formed from the blood of Christ dripping on the green earth and solidifying. It was also called heliotrope by the Greeks and was thought to bring change. The bloodstone has been used as an amulet to protect against the evil eye. Bloodstone is the symbol of justice.
The reverse side of the pendant is a Carnelian Gemstone in a rich deep red/orange color.
Carnelian Gemstone meaning:
Carnelian (also sometimes referred to as cornelian) is found primarily in India, as well as various sites in South America. It is a variety of chalcedony. The most favorable pieces are a deep red to red-orange hue. Carnelian has a long and storied past, and was once considered strictly the property of the noble class. People holding a high social status was often buried with this gem stone.
The locket and images are in excellent condition, the size is 1 inch tall and ¾ of an inch wide. The locket comes with a new chain to wear as a pendent and a period gold-filled watch chain for a man to wear. The current insured value is $1600.00 as of April 2016.