This is a large 3" by 1 & 1/2" special piece for the "old Hobe" collector. I think that this piece is from the 1950s. The 1940s and 1960s pieces are all clearly distinguished by materials and styles (semi-precious or glass, foil or unfoiled, hand cut or machine cut stones, bone or plastic) I think the pre- and post-war year manufactures went heavy on sterling silver and natural semi-precious stones right up until the 1960s. This pendant is not readily removable but the hook it is on could be gently pried open. It has an exceptionally good swivel. The watch either is over wound or just stuck. I never tried to force it OR steam it :) The piece has the Hobe parcel-gilt look and the finish is in excellent condition. The moonstone looks like quartz. The red stones are probably glass, but poor grade garnets used to be pretty available and they are almost as refractive as diamonds. These stones are almost too sparkly for glass and certainly look mine-cut quality. The back plate tag is present: Hobe Sterling.
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