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15ct Gold Agate and Bloodstone Antique Spinning Fob Pendant c.1850

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SKU: 1293


This fine antique spinning fob pendant is a beautiful example of Victorian jewellery, crafted from high quality 15ct Yellow Gold, Sardonyx Agate and Bloodstone. 

It's a gorgeous piece to wear as it feels quite lovely to hold and the cold glossy slices of Agate feel smooth and luxurious. What's more is the spinning mechanism works perfectly so you can spin to your heart's content!

We think the rich orangy brown tone of the Sardonyx and the deep green of the Bloodstone fob work beautifully with the Yellow Gold. And the pretty bow detail of the setting is beautiful too! 

The Agate has been engraved "intaglio", which means into the stone so that the layer of colour beneath the surface shows through, and although now this may be purely decorative, in the past would have been used to seal letters and important documents- hence why they're often called "seal fobs".

The spinner pendant looks great whatever you're wearing, and works well either on a simple Gold chain or a dark velvet ribbon.

The chain pictured is not included. A selection of 9ct Gold chains can be added at the checkout or by request. If you need any help choosing please get in touch!

ERA:  Victorian (1837-1901)

MEASUREMENTS: The pendant measures 38mm tall including the bale.
The stones are each 20mm in diameter. 
Weight: 5.75g

MATERIALS: 15ct Gold, Bloodstone, Sardonyx Agate 

HALLMARKS:  None present. Tested as 14/15ct Gold.

CONDITION:  Excellent
This beautiful antique spinning fob pendant is in excellent ready to wear condition. The fob spins perfectly all the way around, and feels quite robust. The bow and the bale are all solid Gold, with no damage, and there is no damage to the gemstones themselves. The Bloodstone and the Sard are absolutely pristine! The Gold setting around the gems are the only section with any wear with one of two subtle dings and scratches commensurate with age.

*Please note the bow detail may or may not be a newer addition to the seal fob as it looks more contemporary than the fob itself- although both parts test as perfectly matching 14/15ct Gold, and we're confident that the gem set section is authentic antique.


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