Until this one, I had not come across a Victorian Mizpah gold bar before. I love that it's over a 100 years old and yet has a modern day feel with the current popularity of gold bar necklaces.
The Victorian Mizpah gold bar is 9k, but has been given a high carat wash - creating a wonderfully rich fiery hue to the piece. Add in the symbolism of two orange blossoms representing "everlasting love" and you have a love token for the ages.
Bar measures 1 3/8" (east / west) by 1/4" (north / south) and hangs 16" on a 14k yellow gold chain. Weight of necklace is 1.6 grams (1.1 dwt). The bar is stamped 9 karat (see photos for reference). The stamp has made a slight indent in the bar, but because of the details on the front is blends into the bar's symbolism. Chain test 14 karat yellow gold.
Please note that the Mizpah bar was once a brooch that has now been seamlessly converted into a necklace. As a result there are some imperfections to the back of the brooch, which are not evident when worn since the pendent does not flip due to the way the it has been set.
Victorian Mizpah Gold Bar Necklace 9k & 14k
$295 $395 SALE