This ornate Victorian seal fob pendant is a wonderful example of the craftsmanship that makes Victorian jewellery so special to this day. We love the deeply embossed detailing around the base of the fob, with floral patterns and swirls that are reminiscent of a fancy column or ceiling in a Georgian or Victorian manor house.
The most popular method of production favoured for these utilitarian pieces of antique jewellery was to encase a sturdy metal base in a thick layer of 9ct Gold. This allows the fobs to be hardwearing as well as decorative. Smart!
This particular fob is very rare in that the beautiful bloodstone gem set within it has not been engraved yet! This means that you can have your own name, design or motto added to it at a later date if you so wish, making it truly unique!
ERA: Victorian c.1850
MEASUREMENTS: The Fob is 33mm tall.
The bottom measurements are 21mm x 19mm.
MATERIALS: 9ct Gold, Bloodstone
HALLMARKS: None present, tested as 9ct Gold
EXCELLENT: This Victorian seal fob pendant is in unusually good condition for a piece of this age. We suspect that this fob has never actually been used as a wax seal (given that the Bloodstone hasn't been engraved), which means that it hasn't been subjected to years of professional use. Often these fobs are found very well worn as most were actually used on a daily basis to stamp letters. On this piece, the 9ct Gold casing is immaculate, with no wear to be seen. The Bloodstone has no chips or nibbles either, so this really is a fantastic example!