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Steampunk Necklace - Steampunk Jewelry by edmdesigns http://www.edmdesigns.etsy.com

Steampunk Necklace - Antique Circa 1770's Hand Carved Gold Pocket Watch Balance Cock - GORGEOUS BRASS ROPE CHAIN with JADE GERMAN GLASS ACCENTS - STUNNING Design by ORIGINAL CREATOR - Steampunk Jewelry by edmdesigns

Steampunk Jewelry by edmdesigns Home Page: http://www.edmdesigns.etsy.com

** UNIQUE DESIGNS IN STEAMPUNK INDUSTRIAL JEWELRY **

Though I've offered this design on my private website for many years, I am disheartened to see that others have decided to replicate the design, so I have made it available here on Etsy as well. Please enjoy the beauty and reading the history of this wonderful and completely original necklace...

This is a very incredible and utterly unique Steampunk Necklace. This necklace incorporates an extremely old, hand carved watch part known as the balance cock. This particular balance cock come from a pocket watch that was made by hand in the mid to late 1700's. This style of pocket watch was known at the time as a "bell repeater" - the pocket watch contained a bell and the bell would chime on the hour and on each quarter hour with a loud, clear and very pleasing tone.

These pocket watches were quite large and they also had to be designed so the sound could escape the case, therefore the metal case would be punched clean through, or pierced, usually with an elaborate carving of leaves, flowers, intricate scenes or other similar hand carved decorations (pattern may vary as each is hand carved and etched). The most elaborate work was reserved for the balance cock, which was situated prominently in the center of the pocket watch. The carvings on the balance cock often incorporated more intricate scenes in miniature as well as faces, demons or animal faces. The second-to-last photo on this page is an example of such a pocket watch with this style of balance cock. Pocket watches of this style currently sell to collectors for $10,000 and up.

It should be noted that these watches were very much a luxury in this era and would have been reserved almost exclusively for royalty or noblemen, certainly those with substantial means in a time when there was no existence of a middle class. Although the origins of the example below cannot be traced, it is without a doubt that the owner of the watch from which this originated was of noble blood.

The necklace includes one gold antique balance cock as the focal. It is flanked by two faux jade German cabs in vintage brass settings. The piece is suspended from a vintage soldered solid twisted brass rope chain with an exceptionally elegant look. The balance cock measures 1-1/2 inches long by 7/8 of an inch wide. The necklace is 20 inches in length and has a spring clasp closure. This is a rare and extraordinary glimpse some 250 years into the past that you can keep with you always.

Sold in the past here on Etsy and on our website(s):

http://www.etsy.com/transaction/26595707

ALSO, please note that the MATCHING BRACELET was sold here as well. The last photo shows both pieces together. Click the following link to view the bracelet listing - if you want a matching bracelet made up for the set - please send a Convo/Contact and I'll recreate it for you on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/27932235

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NECKLACES and PENDANTS Gallery here:
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RINGS Gallery here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/edmdesigns?section_id=5460648&view_type=gallery
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EARRING Gallery here:
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WATCH CUFFLINKS Gallery here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/edmdesigns?section_id=5268985&view_type=gallery
VINTAGE LAPEL PINS and BROOCHES Gallery here:
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ANTIQUE & VINTAGE GOGGLES Gallery here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/edmdesigns?section_id=5405892&view_type=gallery

TEXTILE WRIST CUFFS and SHIRT- SLEEVE GARTERS Gallery here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/edmdesigns?section_id=5248972&view_type=gallery

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An excellent gift item for yourself or someone special.

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RESERVED For V....Steampunk Jewelry Necklace 1770's Carved Gold Pocket Watch Balance Cock JADE Wedding Anniversary - Steampunk by edmdesigns

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