Estate 14kt Gold Bar Ingot, "Evil Eye" + Safety Pin Clasp Charm Necklace 25.5"
Belief in the evil eye dates back to Classical antiquity and beliefs have always varied across different regions and periods. Today, many cultures and individuals wear, own, or carry talismans to ward off the curse of the evil eye. The symbol was sometimes incorporated into jewelry, allowing the wearer to always be protected.
This stylish Estate charm necklace is a wonderful compilation piece! This 14kt yellow gold chain necklace features two endearing charms hanging from an anchor link chain, which fastens with a fantastic safety pin clasp. One of the charms is a 3-dimensional miniature ingot, or bar of gold, which is smoothly polished on all sides. The piece displays a bold "14K" stamp on the front surface and hangs from a simple round bail at the top. The other charm is crafted in 18kt gold, and carries the shape of a flat disc with a cutout center, representing the mysterious evil eye design. The piece has a textured, lined surface which fans out from the middle, and set within the almond shaped cutout is a small glass eyeball. A bright blue splash within the clear glass depicts the iris, and a black pupil at the center both add a wonderful pop of color to the fashionable piece. The charm hangs from a simple bail at the top stamped with a "750" gold purity mark along with a maker's mark.
Both charms hang from a stylish anchor link chain, which is a common link that dates back to the Victorian era, and is what the modern "Gucci link" was replicated from. Thanks to the generous length, the necklace easily slips on and off overhead, however a working gold safety pin acts as the clasp, and is stamped with a "14K" gold purity mark, "ITALY," and "MILOR" inside of the tip. A charming compilation piece, it merges effortlessly into modern fashion, and would make a perfect everyday accessory!
Measurements: The chain measures approximately 25.5" long (including the safety pin clasp). The evil eye charm hangs about 7/8" long (including the bail), and measures 1/2" in diameter and is 1/8" thick. The ingot bar charm hangs approximately 7/8" long (including the bail), 1/4" wide, and is 1/8" thick. The safety pin clasp measures approximately 1 1/8" long, 1/4" wide, and is 1/16" thick. The overall pennyweight of the piece is 7.8dwt (12.1 grams).
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the yellow gold setting. The glass eyeball is intact and securely set. Both bails and the safety pin clasp are secure and in good working order.