French Jeweled Mother of Pearl Flaming Heart Ex-Voto
This beautiful ex-voto locket is covered in rhinestones, and has a mother of pearl front. The heart is surrounded by a double row of rhinestones, the M (Mary's Monogram) is covered in smaller rhinestones, and it also features a rhinestone covered flame at the top.
The ex-voto functions as a reliquary, opening up to hold a keepsake, rosary,note or prayer. This is a reproduction of a very rare, French ex-voto locket from the 19th century. The metal has an antique finish, and the mother of pearl has been antiqued.
It measures 5.5 inches tall and 2.75 inches wide, and comes with a removable gold cord to hang as an ornament, on the wall, or from a Santos Doll.
Sometimes a small stone or two may be missing or off center but this is not a defect, it is part of the aged process look. Great collectible piece.