A massive and absolutely gorgeous antique French watch chain pendant set with a flawless 'blood' stone. This heavy statement pendant is made of solid 18k gold and is coming from France. Dating back to circa mid-to-late 19th century, this antique charm is set with a natural carnelian (or carneol) stone. A skillfully made body resembling a love/friendship knot ornament is carrying a beautiful juicy-orange carnelian stone. The gold has a gentle yellow shade and has a very minor wear.
Such pendants were used as a decorative counter weight for the gentlemen's` pocket watch chains. Nowadays this amazing pendant will make a great addition to any charm collection or as a statement necklace piece if put on a chain. I also have this pendant`s twin brother set with carnelian (orange stone) available as a separate listing in this shop.
Era: Circa mid- to late-1800`s;
Hallmarks: "Eagles Head" - French assay stamp for 18k gold, was also acid-tested positive as 18k gold;
Stones: 15 x 12 mm undamaged 'blood' stone;
Fob Dimensions: 40 x 20 mm (or 1.4 x 0.8");
Weight: 7.3 g;
Beautiful antique condition, no abrasion on the stone, no chips or repairs. Ready for it`s second life in your capable hands!
Please note, that the other similar pendant set with a blood stone, as well as the antique chains shown on the pictures for illustrative purposes only and are not included in this lot. You can see them in the separate listings in this shop: https://www.rubylane.com/shop/pretty-different
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