Product DescriptionA lengthy chain of sterling silver, faceted black garnet and peacock freshwater pearls, accented by tourmalinated quartz, australian 'lightning ridge' black opal, polished & faceted london blue topaz, a tahitian pearl and cascading clusters of black garnet. In the center of the necklace is an antique (c. 1900, possibly slightly earlier) gilt case inset with a round magnifying lens, that opens to reveal a tiny english dictionary!
Original red leather cover with gilt lettering. All pages present & secure in the binding, slight discoloring on the cover from handling over the years, in original gilt metal case with magnifying lens, overall in very excellent condition (the best I have seen for these little dictionary lockets!)
Called "The Smallest Dictionary in the World", the 384 page book measures only 26mm X 18mm. These books were printed by David Bryce and Son, Glasgow, around 1890-1900.
This necklace is 30" in length.
One of a kind.