A very handsome and finely made 14K yellow gold watch fob in the form of a ruby-eyed bear standing atop a large amethyst. The bear is fully three-dimensional and is beautifully detailed. The pair of tiny ruby eyes give him a bit of a ferocious look. The emerald-cut ruby has very good saturated violet color with no evidence of color zoning or eye-visible inclusions. The fob is completed with its original reeded jump ring that matches the bail. Tested and guaranteed 14K.
Origin: America, ca. 1880. Condition: excellent, sharp detail. Dimensions: 1" x 1-7/8" (including jump ring). Weight: 17.4 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: amethyst, 16.67 cts.