Victorian Gold Watch Key Pendant Bloodstone Amethyst

Pocket watches came about in the first quarter of the 16th century, altering the way people managed their days and they became quite an integral part of male fashion. Pocket watches came with a key-wind, a small key that was inserted into the back of the watch and into the winding-arbor to set the time. It was the mid-1800s before the stem-wind was introduced, which eliminated the need for a watch key. This particular watch key was crafted around 1840, right around this time.

This antique Early Victorian bloodstone and amethyst gold watch key was handcrafted in England around 1840. It’s a shield shaped bauble with an amethyst on one side and bloodstone on the other. This fob measures 34 x 12 x 7 mm and weighs 3.8 grams. It was made in 9 karat gold and features a scrolling motif. It has been acid tested.

A handsome accessory like this would have been used as a fob on a watch chain or a chatelaine. You get to use it on a chain, cord, or ribbon, wrapped wonderfully around your neck!

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Item ID: WY0417140VS

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