Antique Victorian Intaglio Fob And Heart Charm Necklace 18ct Gold Chain


A romantic antique Victorian chain featuring three large charms consisting of a glowing lime-green chalcedony heart and two fobs. The fobs are inlaid with bloodstone intaglio seals, one of which opens to reveal a small hidden locket within, perfect for a small photograph or lock of hair.

Fobs were a popular accessory in the 18th and 19th Century and inlaid with an intaglio seal which was often engraved with a signature, sentimental message, or image so that it could be stamped into sealing wax on important documents. In this case they were likely used to stamp love letters to a sweetheart during a long period of separation.  

Both fobs are beautifully detailed with ornate patterning and coiling metalwork. They’re fashioned in 18ct gold and suspended from a long 18ct chain made up of faceted cable links. 

It’s a rare antique find, in excellent condition with a sweet sentiment attached.    

WEIGHT: 23.9 grams 

MEASURES: Chain Length 32.4 inches x Width 2mm – Heart Width 21mm x Height 28mm (inc. loop) – Fob Height 22mm & 24mm, Seals 11 x 12mm & 11 x 14mm – Locket 8 x 11mm 

METAL: 18ct Gold (Tested) 

STONES: Chalcedony (21 x 23mm) Bloodstones (11 x 12mm & 11 x 14mm)

AGE: Victorian. (Circa 1860 - 1880) 

CONDITION: Excellent 


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