This is a fantastic antique 9kt gold and bloodstone watch fob pendant. Bloodstone has been treasured since the Middle Ages. It was thought of as a talisman for good health and a long life. Additionally, the bloodstone was believed to bring its owner respect, riches, fame and good fortune. This particular stone is a deep green with specks of red throughout.
This piece was originally a watch fob, however it fashions itself as a lovely pendant easily! The bloodstone in this piece measures approximately 13.00 mm by 10.00 mm. The fob is in the shape of a rectangle and has the approximate measurements of 1/2 an inch by 3/4 of an inch. The fob has some lovely gold work and details. The fob has a bale with a 1/4 inch diameter, making it easy to slip this piece of the chain of your choice!
This piece is well marked, it contains the maker’s mark “FM”, as well as “.375” for 9kt gold, as well as the letter-date for 1905. This pendant weighs approximately 4.90 grams.
This would make a wonderful gift for the antique lover in your life. Alternatively, keep it for yourself and marvel at the latest addition to your jewelry collection!