This Georgian foiled Amethyst fob pendant is a fine example of the refined beauty of this era. The setting is ornate with deeply carved swirls of Gold roses and the deep aubergine Amethyst is luminous with tones of delicious rasberry bursting from within.
Most antique fobs would originally have been used as a seal to mark documents or letters nearly 200 years ago! But, as you can see, this one has not been carved so it's likely it was either never used, or used purely for its gorgeous looks alone!
Today the fob can be worn as a charm or a pendant, on a necklace or on your favourite chunky Gold bracelet. You could also attach it to an old albert chain or muff chain and drape it over the shoulder with wild abandon- as the Georgians once did.
A rare and collectable piece of history that's just as beautiful and just as versatile as it ever was. A great gift for any occasion, or a treat just because you love it so!
ERA: Georgian c.1830
MEASUREMENTS: The Amethyst measures 16mm x 14mm
If stood upright (with the Amethyst flat on the ground) the fob is 34mm.
MATERIALS: A natural foiled Amethyst, 9ct Gold cased. This fob is quite heavy, assumed brass core.
HALLMARKS: None present. Tested as 9ct Gold cased.
CONDITION: Very Good
This magnificent Georgian foiled Amethyst fob pendant is a rare and unusual find and is offered in very good antique condition. The Amethyst has been foiled to enhance its natural beauty, and both the Amethyst is completely intact with no cracks, chips or deep scuffs. The beautiful Gold cased setting is also in wonderful condition throughout apart from a small area of wear on one side. Perhaps from being petted continuously over many years? We don't see this is a flaw but rather quite an endearing window into the past, and just a symptom of its previous owners love! The Amethyst gemstone is perfectly secure so you can wear it with confidence.
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