Augusta Charm Necklace
This pendant necklace holds three sweet charms.
The charm on the right is a reproduction of an antique watch fob set with a vintage German glass amber crackle stone.
Watches were invented in 1750 but wristwatches didn’t come into vogue until after WWI. So in the centuries between these innovations, men kept their watches in their pockets. Most pocket watches hung from a chain adorned with a decorative fob. A fob added weight to the chain which made it easier to withdraw the watch from a pocket. However, the fobs, because they were visible, were also decorative and fashionable.
The center charm in this necklace is a replica of the tiny keys that were used to wind antique watches. It’s set with a vintage inlaid resin stone on one side, and a vintage abalone on the other.
The third charm is a century-old antique button. Every antique button is a one and only, chosen just for you, and so will not be identical to the image.
This necklace also features a sliding clasp that enables you to adjust its length to suit any neckline. You can wear it as a choker, as a long pendant, or anywhere in between.
In this piece:
- Small antique brass button, circa 1880-1900 chosen from our collection
- Vintage mid-century German crackle glass cabochon in amber
- Small vintage inlaid resin oval
- Small vintage abalone oval
- Four brass-plated pewter castings made in the USA
- Antiqued brass chain
- Length is 15” to 32”
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