This is a splendid large antique 9ct Gold Bloodstone & Carnelian spinner pendant! Alluring and charming, this piece is sure to attract the the eyes of onlookers.
Inlaid with a smooth cut Bloodstone, with a variation in colour to your classic black with distinct red speckles, this stunning piece of antique jewellery can be worn easily on an Albert chain. As the name suggests, you can spin this piece with either the earthy Bloodstone or wine red Carnelian facing outwards.
ERA: Post Edwardian, c.1913.
MEASUREMENTS: Pendant is 45.5mm long including jump ring.
Spinner is 25.5mm in diameter x 8.5mm deep.
Bloodstone is 22.5mm in diameter.
Carnelian is 22.5mm in diameter.
MATERIALS: 9ct Gold, Carnelian, Bloodstone.
HALLMARKS: Rare Chester assay office hallmark, scrolled date letter "N" for the year 1913-14, "9" and ".375" for 9ct Gold on the spinner. There is a Maker's Mark but it is a little too faded to read. On the bale: "9", ".375".
VERY GOOD. This large antique 9ct Gold Bloodstone & Carnelian spinner pendant is in very good condition, complete with crisp engravings and unusual crown-like design! There is a little light wear commensurate with age and most notable the maker's mark has worn faint so we can't identify them. The fine glossy slab of Carnelian is simply perfect. The Bloodstone does have a crack running through its centre, however this is subtle and is only noticeable up close. It is not at all at risk of coming apart! The spinner swivels freely all the way round, but is in no way loose, so it will stay in place neatly when worn. Clear English hallmarks for the rare Chester assay office also make this an enticing choice for a collector!