Vintage Sterling & Banded Agate Fob Necklace
A fob is an adornment or a seal that hangs from the ribbon or chain of a pocket watch. Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself, making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket. The fob would have been used to seal the wax of a letter or note.
A fabulous Vintage fob necklace! Made of sterling silver, an unusual cone shaped fob hangs from a silver-colored base metal oval-link chain. The body of the fob has braided detailing on the top and bottom, surrounding two engraved lines that go around the entire shape. The base of the fob features a banded agate stone set in sterling which has vivid hues of white, black, brown and gray. Surrounding the agate are eight sterling beads, braided detailing, and scalloped edges continuing the circular theme. The piece has a wonderful Vintage look that merges perfectly into modern day fashion. Both simple and attractive, it would make a fabulous addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The silver-colored base metal chain measures approximately 28" long. The fob measures 1 1/2" tall, and is 1" at its widest and thickest point. The base of the fob has a diameter of approximately 1". The banded agate has a diameter of 1/2".
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling fob, base metal chain, or banded agate. The chain clasp is secure and in good working condition.