15k two-color gold purse-form locket decorated with acanthus leaves and grapevines. The ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, and diamond spell out “REGARD.”
Poetically referred to as “the language of stones,” acrostic jewelry uses gemstones to create secret messages. It originated in the Georgian era and gained popularity in the Victorian period.
English, mid 19th century.
W: 1 in.