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During the mid to late Victorian period, gold-filled jewelry was very common and was manufactured in large numbers. The scarcity of gold and the rise of commodities through the industrial revolution drove this demand. These pieces are so durable that the gold can last anywhere from 5 to 30 years depending on the wear. 

Watch fobs go back as far as the first pocket watches, dating to the Victorian era. The purpose of a watch fob was to make the pocket watch more accessible, giving the user something to grab on to when pulling a pocket watch out of a vest or pants pocket. This trilogy spinning fob features bloodstone (representing birth and life), sardonyx (associated with courage and clarity), and white agate (representing peace and protection). 


Materials and Features: gold-filled, bloodstone, sardonyx, white agate

Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1850

Measurements: 24mm, 5.8 grams

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age wear associated. 

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.

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