Edwardian 18kt/Platinum Diamond Clover + Starburst Locket Fob with Chain
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 Its purpose is to decorate or add weight to the watch chain itself, making it easier for the watch to be withdrawn from a pocket.
This unique locket fob from the Edwardian era (ca1901) is simply gorgeous! The design combines platinum and 18kt yellow gold, creating a lovely mixed metals appearance. At the base of the piece is a spherical fob, which is attached to a strand of complimentary chain. Decorating the surface of the fob are etched starbursts in gold, and trefoil clovers in platinum, forming an alternating pattern. Each portion is adorned with delicate old Mine Cut and Rose cut diamonds, sparkling beautifully as they catch the light!
Disguised within the fob is a hidden locket component, which opens to reveal two small glass-covered spaces inside, perfect for storing special pictures or mementos. The accompanying strand of coiled chain is adorned with alternating bands of the beautiful mixed metals. At the end of the strand is a 2-tone watch clasp stamped with an "18" gold purity mark at the base. Perfect for pairing with a pocket watch or adding to a favorite necklace, this unique piece would make a stunning addition to any collection!
Measurements: The total length of the piece measures approximately 4 1/2" long. The fob hangs 5/8" long (including the bail at the top), and is a little more than 1/2" in diameter. The chain measures approximately 3 3/4" long (including the clasp) and is about 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the locket fob and chain is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the platinum and yellow gold setting. All of the diamonds are intact and securely set. The watch clasp is secure and in good working order. The hinged locket compartment is secure and in good working order, and the glass-covered frames are intact. There is a slight surface dent in the platinum setting around one of the trefoils, which is barely noticeable when worn.