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18ct Gold Antique Seal Fob with Amethyst Intaglio c.1840

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SKU: 2036


It isn't very often that you come across an antique seal fob quite as lovely as this!  Featuring a pale Amethyst which flashes light purple and yellow (thanks to the warm 18ct Gold that sits behind it) this stone feels like it has two distinct personalities. From some angles, it is unmistakably an Amethyst, from others it looks like a Citrine!

The casing is impeccable! The way these antique seal fobs were made was that a very thick casing of Gold (in this case, 18ct) is plated on top of a metal base.  This gives the fob strength and rigidity, whilst allowing the jeweller to then work on engraving and embossing the fine detail in the Gold outer layer.  The result is a sturdy piece of jewellery that was originally designed to be used every day to place your wax seal onto important letters and other documents whilst still remaining elegant and beautiful.

Form and function perfectly intertwined!

ERA:  Victorian (1837-1900)

MEASUREMENTS: The outer rim surrounding the Citrine Stone is 15mm wide and 17mm long, the Citrine itself is 14mm wide and 16mm long. The entire pendant is 30mm deep from top (where the chain would be attached) to bottom (where the Fob's face is).
Weight: 10.0g without chain

MATERIALS:  18ct Gold (cased), Amethyst.

HALLMARKS:  None present. Tested as18ct Gold cased.

CONDITION:  Excellent
Often these antique seal fobs will have been damaged or worn as a result of regular use, however, this is not the case here! This fob is in excellent condition throughout, with a perfect and excellent quality Amethyst intaglio and gorgeous thick 18ct Gold casing. This stately piece of jeweller is ready to be worn, enjoyed or even used once more as a seal if you so wished!

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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