Antique Bloodstone & Sardonyx Fob Watch Key
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An elaborately engraved Georgian watch key, would have originally graced the watch chain of a Georgian lady or gentleman. On one side it is set with an oval plaque of dark green Bloodstone with characteristic tiny red flecks, and on the other we find a layered Sardonyx. This would allow an expert engraver to cut through the top layer of white Chalcedony, revealing one's initials underneath in bright orange. The 9ct Gold (cased setting over a central core of Steel) is attractively decorated with stylized foliage. This superb old find would make an unusual pendant, or could be attached to a charm bracelet, and it has a swivel loop at the top for this purpose. It measures 3.5cm in length and is 1.2cm at the widest point.