Lorée Co Red Ruby Gold-Plated Locket Necklace 1982 Gemstone Jewelry w tags
This beautiful locket necklace features two warm, glowing cushion-cut rubies (most likely lab-created) framed in rose gold-plated metal. The chain has a fabulous openwork design with a fine etched texture. The locket pendant has gold etched and silver raised patterns. The pendant measures 1-1/8" x 3/4" and the necklace chain is 18" long, measuring across the drop. The necklace has a designer mark on the back, and has the original tags, reading "Lorée Company" and a price tag of $25.
The Lorée Company was briefly in business from 1981 to 1984 (or at least that was the year the trademark was abandoned) and was classified as "precious metals and their alloys ..... ; jewellry, precious stones;...) so I believe the rubies are genuine, though perhaps lab created. In any case, it is a gorgeous necklace! (As an aside, $25 in 1982 is equal to $68 in today's dollars, and would not include the value of the superb craftsmanship of the necklace.)
It will be shipped in a gift box, and has free shipping in the US.
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