Georgian Intaglio Seal Fob Pendant 18k Gold Bloodstone
Lost in history, bound in myth. That’s what I always think when come across very old things like this fantastic carved bloodstone intaglio seal. It makes me a little bit melancholy to think of what stories they could tell, stories that I will never know. Then again, you might have noticed that I’m never adverse to making up their stories for myself.
This stately Georgian 18k gold fob was handcrafted in England around 1810. It’s intaglio, carved in the finest deep green and red flecked bloodstone, is an armorial seal that bears a coat of arms showing a shield adorned with three shells and topped by a helm and wing motif, all surrounded by sinuous vines and leaves. This fabulous fob measures 23.8 x 17.5 x 20.5 mm with the oval bloodstone measuring 19mm x 15.8mm. It is unmarked but has been professionally acid tested as 18k gold, and it weighs 17.1 grams.
This handsome, centuries old bauble is rich with stories of old and those yet to be told, and would work wonderfully on a simple chain around the neck. It could also function charmingly as a watch fob still, should you be so inclined.
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