Charms have been worn as protection for centuries. Shells, bones, feathers as well as precious jewels and stones were considered amulets in ancient times, and were worn around the neck or at the wrist to keep near the body. During the Victorian Era, Queen Victoria made charm bracelets popular, as she is frequently wore them, and also gave them as gifts. After her beloved husband, Prince Albert died, she had charms made with his likeness and lockets with his hair inside which she wore around her wrist and presented to family members.
During the mid 20th century, Victorian style jewelry enjoyed a revival, and this Lilliputian mantle clock was made during that time period. Carefully crafted of 14 karat yellow gold, it has beautiful chase work and etching, and is accented with primary red and blue art glass beads on the sides, as well as a larger blue art glass bead (to emulate Lapis-lazuli) on the reverse. A darling little trinket, perfect for your charm bracelet, or to wear with other pendants for a layered "neck mess" look! Don't let another minute go by without snapping this up - the clock is ticking!
Dimensions: 34mm x 14mm
Weight: 7 grams
Materials: Gold, lapis lazuli, red coral
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Marks: 707, makers mark
Condition: Excellent vintage condition