This impressive Edwardian 9 ct gold fob is fully hallmarked. It was assayed at London in 1907 & what a wonderful talisman this is! 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. In ancient times carnelians were given to those who needed to become bold. 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 carnelian is engraved with the image of a Roman centurion. The intaglio is very beautiful. This item is an ideal gift for him or her, as a 20 inch chain is included.
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.
The dark reddish brown hues are associated with the male energy stone.
This large fully hallmarked 9 ct gold fob measures almost 2.5 cm high X 1.4 cm & weighs 2.7 grams. The necklace is yellow gold plated on hallmarked sterling silver and it measures 20 inches.
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.
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