Sapphire Trinity Necklace
The revolving bead pendant necklace we introduced last year was a big hit. So this year we decided to enlarge the design to accommodate some special bigger vintage glass ovals we discovered on a recent button hunting trip.
The three-sided spinning pendant featured in this necklace is a recreation of a Victorian gentleman’s watch fob.
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 most fashionable of all was a spinner fob which had two or three sides, which turned so the owner could choose which decorative element to show off. In this necklace, the fob hangs from the chain vertically while on an actual watch fob it would have spun horizontally from a curved bar.
We think the spinning watch fob is an ingenious way to exhibit three glass ovals in one necklace. In this piece, the three ovals showcase mid-century German, Czech, and Japanese glass artistry at their finest.
This necklace 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:
- Vintage German lapis and goldstone lampworked and hand-pressed glass cabochon
- Sapphire and goldstone lampworked and hand-pressed glass Cherry Brand cabochon from post World War II allied Occupied Japan circa 1945-1951
- Vintage Czech reverse-painted glass heraldry stone of a rampant lion on a royal blue field
- Three-sided, brass-plated pewter casting made in the USA
- Sapphire Czech glass beads and bead chain
- Antiqued brass chain in the tassel and with the slider clasp
- Chain adjusts via a sliding magnetic clasp from a 15" choker to 32" long pendant
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