This antique Gold swivel fob made in England during the Edwardian era is a fantastic example of the ingenuity of antique jewellers. In many ways, these pendants were like the fidget spinners of the past! Whenever you're wearing one you can't help but play around with it, turning it over in your fingers. They're wonderfully tactile pieces of jewellery.
This particular pendant features two gorgeous stones which are often seen together: Carnelian and Bloodstone (so named because it has the appearance of blood splattered across a stone floor) - very medieval!
This piece has proper antique credentials, so it'll definitely add an old-world edge to an outfit. They don't make them like this anymore!.
ERA: Edwardian c.1907
MEASUREMENTS: The fob itself is 35mm Long and 25mm Wide, the Bloodstone measures a 20mm Diameter. The hook for a chain to be attached to personalise the fob is 0.7mm in length and has a 0.4mm width.
MATERIALS: 9ct Gold, Bloodstone, Carnelian
HALLMARKS: Chester assay marks, "9", "375", Date letter "g" for 1907.
VERY GOOD: Overall this antique Gold swivel fob is in gorgeous antique condition. The spinning part of the fob is nice and tight, with just the right amount of stiffness. The stones are all but perfect, with just a few tiny fleabites around one edge of the Carnelian and nothing to note on the bloodstone. One side of the hollow frame of the fob has a dent and a small pinhole. Fortunately, this doesn't affect the structural integrity of the piece and is only noticeable up close and only when viewed from the side. When worn, it looks perfect!