The three-sided spinning setting featured in this necklace is a recreation of a Victorian gentleman’s watch fob.
Before wristwatches were invented men kept their timepieces in their pockets attached to a chain adorned with a decorative fob. The most fashionable type was a spinner fob with three rotating sides.
The watch fob holds three mid-century, glass ovals made in Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Japan respectively.
The Japanese oval is Cherry Brand glass and was made in Osaka by rice farmers moonlighting as glass artisans during the American occupation after WWII.
Read more on our Buttonology Blog: The Epic Story of Cherry Brand Glass
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.
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