Fobs go back as far as the first pocket watches, probably dating to the Victorian era. The purpose of a watch to make the pocket watch more accessible, giving the user something to grab onto one pulling a pocket watch out of a vest or pants pocket. Throughout the years, fobs have evolved into pendants aside from their original purpose, adding character and dimension to every look.
The Georgian era was a grand and elegant time for adornment. Jewelry was almost entirely handcrafted - and jewelers worked with silver and gold to create beautiful, ornate mountings for diamonds, and other gemstones.
This sizable fob features three massive carnelian cabochons. With two seashell-like additions to the terminal ends, this maritime-themed piece is one for the books! These deeply warm carnelians represent bold energy, warmth, and joy that lingers as much as it empowers and stimulates.
Materials and Features: 18k gold, carnelian
Age/Origin: Georgian, English, c. 1830s
Measurements: 1.85" end to end, 26 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. Some denting and one gold split (such Is to be expected on a piece of delicate construction from the 1830s).
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.