Victorian Goldstone Silver Tone Acorn Watch Fob Charm
Excellent condition. Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection.
* Silvertone setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear and fading to the finish.
* No dents or imperfections to the shape or signs of repair.
* Goldstone is gleaming with no chips or surface wear.
* Bale is secure and original.
Length 1 1/2" excluding bale
Width Just under 1"
Mark No mark
Weight 7 grams
Material Alloy (does not test for silver or gold content), glass
Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special history.
* Acorn motif was popular during Victorian era and symbolized luck, prosperity and growth.
* Made for watch chain originally this piece is 3-dimensional with a chunky silhouette.
* Goldstone glass glitters and renders acorn design charmingly.
On Figurals. Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed "day in the life" scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain time, Scotty dogs during the 1940's for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era. Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in.
On Unique Shapes. Gemstones are time consuming to cut, requiring a high degree of skill from a trained craftsman, and glass cabochons can be equally complicated to manufacture on a large scale while keeping costs down. These constraints are only a few of the reasons you often see similar shapes of stones used in jewelry. When an unusual shape or cut is used, the manufacturer has made a decision to make something different. Look for out-of-the-ordinary shapes, like the demilune for example, for a striking look as well as a unique find.