A common metalworking technique of the period, repoussé involved hammering malleable metal into intricate designs and patterns. In 1750, the invention of the rolling mill eliminated the need to hammer the metal first into thin, uniform sheets.
For example, this fob features beautiful scrolling floral repoussé crowning a spinning citrine stone that has a perfect sheer of gold. Giving a citrine stone as a gift can be a symbol of hospitality, friendship, hope, and happiness. Wearing a citrine, especially in a necklace or pendant near the heart, is associated with wishes for increased self-esteem, good luck, and emotional harmony.
Materials and Features: 9k gold, citrine
Age/Origin: Georgian, English, c.1820
Measurements: 8.7 grams, 1" length
Condition: Excellent condition.
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