A large and splendid Victorian 10 ct gold fob which is fully hallmarked. This is a spinner fob which works perfectly. The whole piece is in superb condition. The fob is set with a blood stone & a sardonyx - onyx in which white layers alternate with sard. These gemstones were chosen for their symbolism. Since ancient times Heliotrope / Bloodstone has been noted for being the most beautiful of the Jaspers. This gem has strong Christian imagery and it is known as " Christ's Stone ". The qualities it is said to carry are the purity of blood, vitality & strength as well as courage & passion. It is considered a powerful talisman that protects the wearer.
Legend has it that the 'Blood Stone' was formed when Jesus Christ was crucified & his blood fell on to the green earth & turned it to stone. Another legend is that the blood of Christ from the spear injury fell on to Green Jasper lying at the foot of the Cross. It is not surprising that this gem is symbolic of noble sacrifice.
This large fully hallmarked 10 ct gold fob measures almost 4.2 cm & weighs 9 grams.
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