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Cable Ship's Wheel Fabulous 15kt Gold Antique English Compass Fob


Fabulous 15 karat gold compass with outstanding cable exterior.  Measuring 3/4" wide and a 1" long, this compass has a  very interesting presence due to the thick cable roping exterior.  Thin ribbed rings are wrapped around this cabling at the four major points.  This decoration creates an almost ship's wheel motif.  

Compasses are one of the most interesting watch fobs produced as they were practical with a wonderful sentiment.  They were given to both men and women as a reminder it was always possible to find your way home.

Gold coloration is in keeping with the higher karat count as it is a rich, deep yellow gold.  Compass is in proper working order.  Glass has slight wear, normal with age.

A lovely piece for someone to wear as a reminder to herself that she can always find her way home regardless of how lost and tough it may seem.  It is also a wonderful piece to give to a girl going away to college or moving away from home for the first time.  

Can easily be worn by itself on a short chunky or simple chain or as part of a grouping on an even longer chain.  Feel free to contact us to allow us to assist you in creating the perfect collage for you. 

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" total drop


Excellent condition. Compass is in proper working order. Glass on compass has some normal wear.



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