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Victorian “Emily” Sardonyx Wax Seal Necklace


This Victorian fob is made in yellow gold and affixed with a sardonyx intaglio at the base carved with the name “Emily.” The text reads in reverse, as the seal was meant to be pressed into hot wax to create a right-way-around impression. On a new 18" 14k gold chain.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), sardonyx, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1840

  • Condition

    Very good - minor wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    3/4" x 1/2", 18" chain

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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