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Georgian Era Citrine Fob Charm


A late Georgian era citrine fob with ornate gold casing and a blank face. The citrine is a bright champagne color and is bezel set into an ornate flower and scrolling element that leads to a bale where one can attach a chain. This fob makes a great charm, ready to add to a chain of your choice!

The citrine is soft and faceted on the interior. It measures approximately 1/2 an inch by 3/4 of an inch. The fob weighs a total of 12 grams and measures approximately 1 inch in size, or 3 cm. The piece dates to the 1830s and is in great condition, with no chips to the citrine. There is some minor wear to the gold casing, which is expected due to its age, but this does not detract from the beauty of this antique.

Traditionally, during the Georgian era, fobs were worn by gentlemen as a sign of status and elegance. When pressed against a wax seal, the fob became the personal signature of its owner, and would be used to sign documents. What makes this a desirable item is that it remains unmarked, and can be easily taken to a jeweler for a personal monogram or mark. But the citrine is really stunning on its own, and can add a spark to any chain. Citrine is also the birthstone for November.

This fob pendant is a beautiful antique, in great condition for its age and a good addition to any antique jewelry collection. It is a rare find, a great object with a story. This piece of jewelry is great for everyday wear and makes a very special unisex gift!

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