Estate 18kt Ruby & Sapphire Cage Fob 13.6dwt
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 Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket.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.
This colorful Estate fob has a very fashionable, eye-catching look! Made of 18kt yellow gold, this striking piece has a heavy feel and displays a three-dimensional cage-like design. At the base of the fob is a gold seal with a large ruby cabochon set in the center. The framework is comprised of gold bars that are partially obscured by gold flower and leaf overlays. Each flower holds a luscious ruby stone in the center, and four sapphire stones rest in between, adding a wonderful accent. The surface of the floral accents has a brushed, matte finish that creates a uniquely textured look. At the top of the fob is a gold loop and bail, making it easy to hang and wear from a favorite chain. A very fun and stylish Estate piece, it would make a gorgeous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The fob hangs 1 5/8" long from the top of the bail to the base of the ruby cabochon. The fob measures 3/4" at the widest and thickest point. The overall pennyweight of the piece is 13.6 dwt.
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the yellow gold setting or to any of the ruby or sapphire stones, all of which are intact. The bail is secure and in good working condition.