We love jewellery that's functional as well as pretty! This antique key charm would have once been used to hand wind a pocket watch and so it would have been worn on a watch chain to always keep close to hand. The top section swivels 360 degrees so it's easy to use and angle when on a chain too. The top of the key looks to be shaped like a flower and each side has been set with a gemstone for decoration. The pink/orange stone tests as citrine and we believe it's been set with a reflective foil backing to give the stone extra colour too. The other side is set with a milky white chalcedony stone. The key is made of base metal which has been overlayed with a fine layer of gold to give the look of solid gold but without the price tag. The key weighs approx 3.5g and measures approx 32.4mm tall by approx 11.6mm wide by approx 5.4mm deep. Condition - The charm is in good antique condition but does show signs of age and wear. Parts of the gold top layer have now worn and the base metal does show through in places. There is also some surface wear and light nibbling to both stones. *Please note the box and chain pictured are not included in the sale*
Antique gemstone set pocket watch key
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