What About Fob?
In the Victorian era, men wore fobs—decorative metal pieces that sometimes doubled as seals and were often tipped with gems such as carnelian and onyx—as ornamental counterweights for their pocket watches. In recent seasons, a handful of contemporary fine jewelry designers have reinterpreted fobs and chains as pendant necklaces that heavily reference their Victorian inspirations. The vibe (and craftsmanship) of these new fobs may be Old World. But when hanging around a neck, the look feels fresh, and even a little daring.
(From top) Angel Wing fob necklace in 14k yellow gold with black onyx, $4,830, Dudley VanDyke, email@example.com, dudleyvandyke.com; 14k yellow gold, black amber, and diamond necklace, $2,935, Michael & Markus, firstname.lastname@example.org, michaelmarkus.eu; 18k yellow gold Star fob with moonstone and 0.06 ct. t.w. diamonds, $5,200, Pamela Zamore, email@example.com, pamelazamore.com
HOT STOCK TIP
The Grande Pearl Oasis earrings by Los Angeles–based fine jewelry brand KatKim suspend a single freshwater pearl between two sculptural 18k gold hoops to create an edgy design that’s minimal yet anything but boring.
18k yellow gold earrings with 8 mm freshwater pearls and 0.06 ct. t.w. bezel-set brilliant-
cut diamonds; $3,600; katkimfinejewelry.com