This fine antique Silver spinning fob pendant is a lovely example of Victorian jewellery crafted by hand from fully hallmarked English Sterling Silver, and beautiful slabs of Carnelian and Bloodstone.
It's a gorgeous piece to wear as it feels quite substantial for a small fob, and the cold glossy gems feel smooth and luxurious.
What's more is the spinning mechanism works perfectly so you can spin to your heart's content!
The rich, deep brown of the Carnelian and the deep green of the Bloodstone work beautifully together, and the chain-like detail of the setting is absolutely charming!
It looks great whatever you're wearing, and works well either on a simple Silver chain, a dark velvet ribbon, or a leather chord in summer for that Boho chic look.
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ERA: Victorian, 1897
MEASUREMENTS: The fob measures 22 mm wide x 15mm tall, excluding the large Silver jump ring.
The Carnelian and Bloodstone gems are each 16mm diameter.
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver, Carnelian, Bloodstone
HALLMARKS: Maker's Mark "WS" (obscured) , Birmingham assay, date letter "x" for the year 1897.
This beautiful antique spinning fob pendant is in great ready to wear condition. The fob spins perfectly all the way around and feels quite robust. The chain-like setting and the bale are all solid Silver, and the gemstones are also in good order with no chips or crack. The Bloodstone has a light scuff across its surface which you can see in certain lights but the Carnelian is perfect- which is no mean feat for a piece of jewellery 121 years old!
We love the curb chain detail of the setting and the chunky antique hallmarks have such appeal to us antique lovers. The hallmarks are a little worn with age (and no doubt years of being used as a fidget-spinner), yet we can still date it confidently as late Victorian. It's a beautiful and affordable Victorian pendant you can wear daily without being too precious about and would make a lovely gift for any occasion.
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