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 Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself, making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket. A spinner or swivel fob has two or more sides, which can be turned or swiveled within a moveable bracket. This allows the wearer a choice as to which side is displayed prominently!
A stunning agate spinner fob locket necklace from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Crafted in 14kt yellow gold, this incredible necklace is comprised of a double-sided locket that hangs from a complimentary braided chain. A beveled-edge agate stone rests on either side of the elongated octagonal shaped locket, one side being a rich black stone marbled with soft white flecks, and the other side adorning a deep burnt red stone featuring similar marbling. A border of 10 nail "studs" surrounds each stone, creating a fantastic industrial-style visual effect. The large-sized piece has a hinged mechanism attached on either side, allowing it to easily swivel from face to face, securely staying on the desired side. The locket opens to reveal two glass covered spaces, perfect for storing special photographs or keepsake items. Resting at the top of the spinner is a beautiful curved wirework design, which attaches to a hidden barrel clasp that fastens the gorgeous braided link chain together. A spectacular and versatile piece, it is perfect for any fob collector and would look fantastic worn daily or for special occasions!
Measurements: The necklace measures 17.25" long. The pendant hangs approximately 1 3/4" long (including the bail at the top), and measures a little more than 1" wide, and 3/8" thick. The chain measures about 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage the yellow gold setting and the agate stones are intact and securely set. The spinner and hinged locket mechanism are secure and in good working order and the bail and barrel clasp are secure and in good working order.