Victorian gentlemen tended to decorate their watch chains with fobs. Watches were worn in the waistcoat pocket, with a chain attached for easy access. The fob helped to add a counterweight so the chain wouldn't be pulled by the heavier watch.
This fun and fabulous fob boasts three smooth stones: black onyx, green chrysoprase and red carnelian, all seated within a Y-shaped swivel frame. The body of the piece is 18 karat gold, and the swivel frame allows the bezeled stones to rotate; a sort of antique Fidget Spinner, if you will! You can wear it in the traditional manner, on a chain around your neck or as a charm on a bracelet. It's a beauty of a fob, a must-have for any serious antique jewel collector!
Dimensions: 30mm long (1.25")
Weight: 3.7 grams
Materials: Gold, chrysoprase, onyx, carnelian
Metal: 18K gold
Condition: Excellent antique condition