Greek Revival Bloodstone Signet Necklace - ANTIQUITY collection
Genuine Edwardian or Victorian Bloodstone Stone Gold Fill Signet Wax Seal Pocket Watch Fob on Antique Gold Fill Pocket Watch Chain from the ANTIQUITY Collection by Compass Rose Design
This genuine antique watch fob initial seal is inspired by Green and Roman signet seals - these gold-fill or gold-plated seals were often monogrammed in the Victorian era. This piece is set on an genuine antique gold plated watch chain accented with an asymmetrical and elegantly balanced assortment of bloodstone gemstone beads with the original pocket watch clasp. From our research, we our best date estimate for this pocket watch fob dates between 1880 and 1930.
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.
* 18" chain / 44 cm total length
* The Victorian watch fob measures 1" (3 cm tall)