We all love antique Gold fobs because of their versatility, style and the unique messages, mottos and motifs we find covertly scrolled across their faces.
This 14ct Gold antique Carnelian fob pendant is one of the fanciest we've seen! Although a fairy dainty size, the deep and vivid burnt orange of the Carnelian really commands a presence when combined with lustrous and ornate Yellow Gold.
The Carnelian itself is a fine quality piece in excellent condition, with a fine hand-engraved portrait or a lady.
It looks excellent worn as a pendant, attached to an Albert chain, or added as a "pièce de résistance" to your favourite charm bracelet!
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901)
MEASUREMENTS: The face or stamp of the Carnelian is 12mm long x 10mm wide.
If you measure the entire carnelian seal including the bevelled edges it measures 13.5mm tall x 11.5mm wide.
From top to bottom the entire fob measures in at 21mm tall including the hoop. The hoop is 8mm and thus allows it to be attached to a wide variety of chains.
MATERIALS: 14ct Gold, 9ct Gold, Carnelian (or Cornelian).
Please note this fob is solid Gold throughout and NOT Gold cased or Gold plated.
HALLMARKS: None present. The body of the fob tests as 14ct Gold.
The hoop or ring at the top of the pendant tests as 9ct Gold.
CONDITION: Good to Very Good
A handsome antique Carnelian fob pendant in lovely ready to wear condition. The Carnelian gemstone itself is flawless, with no chips, cracks, flea-bites or imperfections of any kind. The intaglio portrait is very fine indeed; lifelike and full of detail. The Gold setting of the fob is also in very good condition. It has an attractive buttery yellow Gold colour and high shine to it.
It appears the hoop has been repaired or added at some point during the history of this item, as the fob tests as 14ct Gold whilst the hoop tests as 9ct. This work has been done to a good standard and the colour of the Gold matches so well you'd only notice the difference by having it tested professionally. There is a little wear to the Gold rim around the edge of the Carnelian wax seal, most notably near the facet edges of the four corners. That being said the stone is very secure and is in no risk of becoming loose or being lost whatsoever. These minor imperfections have been taken into account when pricing this beautiful thing, so if you're looking for a genuine antique solid Gold fob you can wear and enjoy daily without breaking the bank, this might be the one for you!
SHIPPING: All orders are shipped using DHL express and are securely padded in transit, with full tracking and insurance for your peace of mind. Alternate couriers are available by special request.
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RETURNS: You can return your item for a full refund for any reason by simply getting in touch to let us know within 14 days of receiving it.
INCLUDED WITH YOUR ORDER: This item will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in a Lillicoco presentation box, tied up with a pink ribbon. You’ll also receive a handwritten information booklet and free polishing cloth too!
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