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Victorian Jasper & Citrine Gavel Necklace


“Gavel” comes from an Old English term “gafol” which meant “rent” or “tribute” given to landlords. Specifically, in Medieval England, if a person had no money to pay a land owner, the person could go to “land-court” and offer livestock or grain as payment. If the court found the items of equal value to the rent owed, a hammer strike sounded to show rent had been paid via the non-monetary item.


  • Materials

    14k gold (tests), red jasper, citrine, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    1 3/4" length including the bale, 3/8" citrine gavel, 1 1/8" jasper handle, 18" chain

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please note:Terms of Sale

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.