Vintage Pocket Watch Fob Tassel Earrings

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These earrings feature gold-filled watch fob tassels, c. 1920, and a sky blue agate coin bead.  

Details and Materials

  • 2 1/4” long
  • agate coin bead
  • vintage gold-filled fob tassels
  • gold-plated ear wires
  • gold-filled jump rings

Origin Story

Developed around the 1770's alongside the invention of pocket watches, fobs were worn by both men and women, attached at the waist or to a belt. Their popularity continued throughout the 19th century but gradually became more associated with male attire. Some watch chains held multiple decorative fobs where they dangled similarly to a ladies charm bracelet when draped on a vest.