On both sides of the purse are displayed a total of 14 lovely genuine emerald and ruby cabochon jewels. Each jewel measures approximately 3.6mm in diameter and there are a total of 12 emeralds and 2 rubies. The twisted rope handle has a loop so the piece could be worn on a necklace. The inside of the purse is hallmarked with "750", the English Hallmark for 18K Gold, and the makers mark, "MEP". Additionally, I have acid tested this piece and does indeed test for 18K.
This miniature purse measures 1.56" inches at the widest point, 1.93" inches at the tallest point and .76" inches thick when closed. The total weight of the piece is 16.4 grams.
This is a very unusual fine piece of jewelry that was created by an well taught artisan. This is not a modern piece, but an antique Victorian era design that is English in origin. Certainly a one of a kind item. This is for a sophisticated individual that loves the Antique jeweled look that has functionality to go along with it.
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