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Unusual Massive Oval Onyx Antique English Gold Watch Fob


WOW!  Both the football shape as well as the onyx stone make this highly unusual. The gorgeous solid black oval onyx forming the central focus of this amazing fob is a remarkable consistent deep black color.  Stone alone measures 3/4" x 1" while the overall size is 1.25" x 1 3/8".  This is a tremendous stately size.  

Gold mounting forms simple swirls on top of the mounting for the stone. The simplicity of the mounting is perfect  as it does not detract from the beauty of the stone yet adds a bit of character.

Spinner portion has a wide thick gold, hallmarked mounting. Milky carnelian is the stone on the opposite side of the onyx.

Gold is 9 karat and does not have a strong tendency to be rose or yellow as it blends well with both.  Perfect to be worn on a short or long chain, by itself or part of a collage of two or three.  If desired, contact us to allow us to assist you in creating just the right combination.  

A "must have" for any Victorian jewelry collector as it is truly unlike any other fob we have had.  Also perfect for someone looking for an unusual but bold piece to wear singly on a chunky chain.

Victorian jewelry originated in England with the period from 1861-1885 known as The Grand Period. We specialize mostly in jewelry from this era.  It is bolder in construction as this time frame saw women’s roles transitioning.  A switch from dainty to bold construction was demanded due to women becoming more prevalent in business and demanding the right to vote.  This move to a bolder look and increased demand was also attributed to the middle class having more access to higher paying jobs and being able to emulate the wealthy.  Jewelry was used as a sign of a woman’s wealth and place in society; thus, the more jewelry a woman wore, the wealthier she appeared. 

9kt gold became all the rage during this time as it was more affordable for the upper middle class, and it allowed them to denote their rising status in society.  The vast majority of gold jewelry found during this period is of this karat content.  Earrings, bangles, and chains were now being worn during the day and were no longer reserved for evening.  Women of this period were no different than women today; each enjoyed her own style and her pieces were special and significant to her.  Her personality emanated from her jewelry.


1..25" x 1 3/8"


Gold is pristine with no dents or issues. Stones are free of chips and cracks. Spinner spins beautifully.

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