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.
Carnelian was one of the most used gems in Victorian-era jewelry, especially fobs, and they are known to be symbols of health, luck, and royalty. This superb example comes in a medium-sized, making it a perfectly-sized charm stacker for any chains or bracelets in your collection.
Materials and Features: 9k gold, carnelian
Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1840
Measurements: 30mm, 2.9 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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.