Fobs are charms or ornaments that were commonly worn by men in the Victorian Era as counterweights to their pocket watches. The fob was attached by a strap, chain, or ribbon to help the wearer locate the timepiece. Fashionable Victorian men often wore many fobs at once, much like a ladies charm bracelet.
Most fobs were made of gold-filled metal, and featured semi-precious stones such as bloodstone or carnelian. This perfect example features onyx, as well as bloodstone and carnelian, and is hugged by the nicest 9k gold.
Materials and Features: 9k gold, onyx, bloodstone
Condition: Excellent condition.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.