Original Silver Anatomical Heart Locket
The original Anatomical Heart Locket, by Peggy Skemp, is an intimate sculptural scientific illustration that invites exploration. The necklace features a 1.5"x .75"x .5" anatomically correct human heart which opens to reveal a meticulously detailed interior. It is pleasantly solid in cast and fabricated .925 silver. The silver has been assayed for purity and guaranteed to contain no heavy or base metals (and absolutely no nickel.) The locket is held shut by the trunk of the aorta, which acts as a snap. It hangs on a 28" wheat chain, the fine striations of which mirror the beautiful musculature of the heart. The chain attaches to the pendant by threading through the superior vena cava and left pulmonary vein, causing the heart to hang slightly anterioinferiorly, as it does within the human body. It is a conversation piece which delights the anatomically-inclined wearer.
Each piece is entirely hand made with care in Chicago, IL. The hinge and snap are entirely hand fabricated, and the piece is carefully tested and hand polished before shipment to you. There is a small silver tag on the end of the chain with the makers mark PS. It comes brightly polished with a small yellow polishing cloth. The locket in the photo has been "antique finished" with blackened recesses to show the detail. If you prefer your locket antiqued instead of brightly polished, make a note at checkout and allow extra time to ship.
(Non-express orders ship in 3-5 days.)