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You Spin Me Round - Victorian 9K Gold Bloodstone, Carnelian & Black Onyx Triple Spinning Fob Pendant. This exquisite pendant is cfatfed from 9K yellow gold, tested and confirmed, hallmarked with a makers mark. The chain is 14K Gold Filled, hallmarked 1/20 14K GF. Featuring one oval shaped natural Bloodstone, one oval shaped natural carnelian , and one oval shaped natural black onyx. Victorian era styling, and high quality craftsmanship. This gorgeous pendant features a beautifully carved decorative surmount, with its original bale. The gallery is set with 3 different genuine gemstones, which spin, in order to showcases the beautiful gems. The chain is a belcher style, featuring a secure spring ring in perfect working order.  These wonderful fobs use to be worn at the end of pocket watch chains, however today they make for stunning pendants. This Victorian era piece would make a unique gift or a wonderful addition to any antique jewelry collection.

History: Fobs and seals decorated the waists of fashionable men during the early nineteenth century, continuing a trend that started in the late eighteenth century. Fobs were short straps, ribbons, tassels, or chains. A fob attached to a watch carried in the pocket of a waistcoat on the man's right side.

This ancient gemstone was used by the Babylonians to make seals and amulets. 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.

Carnelian is believed to be named after the red-orange Kornel cherry. Artifacts using carnelian date back to the Bronze Age circa 1800 BC on the island of Crete. Carnelian was believed by the Romans to be a stone of courage--able to shore up confidence and strength.

Black Onyx is the most famous variety of onyx. The stone has a long history of being associated with protective powers across many cultures including Ancient Greeks and Romans, Persian, Chinese and Indian. Throughout history, the stone has not only been used in amulets and jewellery, but also in carved cameos.

Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.


Measurements: Fob 30.50 mm x 26.00 mm    Chain 18"

Stone Size: Bloodstone, Carnelian, Black Onyx 14.00 mm x 10.00 mm  Each 

Weight: Pendant & Chain 7.30 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: England 

Date: Circa 1900

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