1903 Edwardian Solid Gold Fully Hallmarked Fob/Gold Charm
This impressive Edwardian Art Nouveau 9 ct gold fob is fully hallmarked with the maker's mark being R C into a heart. It is also marked '9 CT'. This fob was assayed in Birmingham in 1903.
So many 'gold' fobs that are gold filled are being passed off as solid gold which is why it is essential to source fully hallmarked gold fobs. English hallmarks guarantee you know the composition & date. Without these all is guess work with often the buyer getting less than they bargained for. 'Tested for gold' does not mean an item is gold if the test is flawed. Hallmarks leave nothing to chance.
The whole piece is elegant & in excellent condition. The fob is set with a carnelian & it is no accident that this gem stone was chosen for the adornment. The colour / color of carnelian ranges & this one is a deep subtle & vibrant red - Autumn red. This stone is attributed with many qualities such as endurance, leadership, courage & motivation. It is also said to attract prosperity & bring good luck. Known as a talisman carnelians have protected through out the ages.
In ancient times carnelians were given to those who needed to become bold or eloquent. Warriors wore carnelian around their necks to give them great physical power & courage. This gem stone was also used to show the higher rank of the Egyptian master architects. At one time it was believed to prevent illness & the Plague.
The dark reddish brown hues are associated with the male energy stone.
This large fully hallmarked 9 ct gold fob measures almost 3 cm X 1.3 cm & weighs 7.6 grams.
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