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English Masonic Fob- Edwardian(Post) Dated 1917 9K Rose Gold Bloodstone & Sardonyx Pendant.  The exquisite pendant is crafted from 9K rose gold, full  hallmarked for 375(British Hallmark for 9K), Birmingham, and letter date for 1917. The chain is Vintage, crafted from 10K gold, with a 10K hallmark. Featuring a genuine round cut bloodstone, a genuine round cut sardonyx, Edwardian styling, and  high quality craftsmanship. A unique and wonderful antique 9ct gold bloodstone and sardonyx gemstone masonic 'fob pendant'. The pendant is diamond shaped and measures 26.0mm x 26.0mm x 9.0mm depth. It is collet-set with circular shaped bloodstone and sardonyx, back to back, and each of size diameter 14.0mm. The bloodstone gemstone exhibits small specks of red on a dark green background. The sardonyx gemstone bears a 'masonic motif' to its front surface. Both gemstones are in top condition. The surround is highly decorative, displaying 'fixed fancy links' all the way around its outer periphery. There is a full Birmingham 9ct gold assay hallmark for the year 1917 on the rim of the fob, beneath the links. An apical gold ring is present, through which a necklace can pass, to be worn around the neck. Weighs 5.1 grams. Superb condition throughout with genuine gemstones, no repairs and full authentication for its year of manufacture -- a highly collectible item of fine gold jewellery.

Note: Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the value of antique pieces. 

History:  Masonic Symbol ----- Display the Square and Compasses, one of the most recognized Freemasonry symbols.

The “All-Seeing Eye,” or Eye of Providence, while not designed by Masons, has been used by the group to represent the omniscience of God. The most well-known Freemason symbol, “The Square and Compasses,” depicts a builder's square joined by a compass.

Bloodstone is an ancient gem material that was used by the Babylonians (pre-539 BC) to make amulets and talismans with healing properties. The Ancient Egyptians believed bloodstone could make an individual stronger and more stealthy in battle, maybe even invisible to their enemies.

Bloodstone was believed to have healing powers, especially for blood disorders. It is sometimes called the “martyr's stone,” as legend tells that it was created when drops of Christ's blood stained jasper at the foot of the cross.

Sardonyx has been popular for centuries, dating back more than 4,000 years ago to the Second Dynasty of Egypt. Ancient Greeks and Romans went to battle wearing sardonyx talismans engraved with images of heroes and gods like Hercules and Mars.

Gold was first discovered as shining, yellow nuggets. “Gold is where you find it,” so the saying goes, and gold was first discovered in its natural state, in streams all over the world. No doubt it was the first metal known to early hominids. Gold became a part of every human culture.

Rose gold was first used in early 19th century Russia by the famed jeweler Carl Faberge in his infamous Faberge Eggs, as was known as Russian Gold. Rose gold later gained popularity in the United Stated during the lavish and feminine 1920's, and was worn in engagement rings and fine jewelry.

 

Measurements: Pendant 30.00 mm x 27.00 mm.    Chain 20" 

Stone Size: Bloodstone 14.00 mm round.   Sardonyx 13.50 mm round. 

Weight: Pendant 5.10 grams   Chain: 3.00 grams 

Condition: Excellent    Note: Wonderful condition considering that the fob is over 100 years old. Completely original with no repairs. 

Origin: England, Birmingham 

Date: Dated 1917 


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