Goldstone & Onyx Locket Watch Fob Necklace - ANTIQUITY Collection
This antique watch fob seal features beautiful inlay stonework with goldstone and onyx. The original manufacturing process for goldstone was invented in seventeenth-century Venice. It is also sometimes called "stellaria," "sang-e sitara" or "sun sitara" (sang means 'stone' and sitara means 'star' in Persian) for its starry internal reflections. This piece is set on an genuine antique gold plated watch chain with a 22 kt gold plated toggle clasp and accented with an asymmetrical but balanced assortment of goldstone and onyx gemstone beads with the original pocket watch clasp. This pocket watch fob dates between 1870 and 1940.
You will feel the beauty and elegance of the ages wearing heirloom quality necklace. A gift to enjoy and pass to future generations.
ABOUT THE ANTIQUITY COLLECTION:
The excavation of ancient sites in Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Egypt in the mid 1700s influenced art, jewelry and fashion from Italy to England. Carved jasper, onyx, carnelian and shell became popular with the revival of Classical themes. When Napoleon placed ancient Roman cameos on his 1804 coronation crown, he began a trend that has continued to the present day. Greek, Roman, and Etruscan symbols including serpents, crescents, carved stone signets and mythological gods appeared in jewelry from 1830 - 1900.
MEASUREMENTS & MATERIALS:
* This piece is a One of a Kind creation made with genuine antique components. The stones in this piece have some hairline cracks and chips from wear, but the locket is functional and the stones are still beautiful. (see photos)
* 20" chain / 50 cm total length
* The Victorian watch fob measures 3/4" (19 mm tall)