This large 12ct Gold Bloodstone fob is both elegant and impressive...
Measuring nearly 4 centimetres in its entirety, this beautiful Victorian fob and antique split ring pair are sure to turn heads wherever they go!
The Bloodstone itself is one of the finest we've ever seen, offered in immaculate condition! And the intaglio seal features a majestic stork; symbol of paternal care, love and new life.
It's a fabulous statement piece and looks great worn simply with your favourite chunky Gold chain.
ERA: Victorian, c.1840
The face of the fob with the inlaid Bloodstone is 25.2mm tall x 21.3mm wide.
The Bloodstone intaglio is 20.8mm tall x 17.2mm wide.
When the fob is standing upright (the Bloodstone is facing down) the fob stands 27.2mm tall.
The split ring has a diameter of 13mm and is 1.4mm thick.
Including the split ring the pendant measures 39mm from top to bottom.
Weight: 11.69g (fob and split ring).
MATERIALS: 12ct Gold fob, Bloodstone, 9ct solid Gold split ring
HALLMARKS: None present. The fob tests as solid 12ct Gold. The split-ring tests as solid 9ct Gold.
EXCELLENT: This large 12ct Gold Bloodstone fob is in excellent condition. The Bloodstone gem is completely flawless, with no chips, scratches, nicks or fleabites at all. And the engraving is very fine: if you look closely you'll see a Greek key design within the buckle motif, and individual feathers... possibly even the Stork's eye!
This is not really damage but worth mentioning that the Gold split ring has been used and doesn't clip shut tight. This is just an effect of the large fob being threaded onto a smaller split ring and cannot be avoided, however, the fob remains secure when worn and the two match each other perfectly in terms of style and that beautiful pale rosy Gold colour.