Quite a rare and unusual example of a Mizpah Pendant. Hallmarked wonderfully for one of our well known jewellers Robert Rollason active from 1888 - 1925 in Sydney Australia.
Constructed of lovely soft hued 9ct gold with scrolling border set with little seed pearls and either garnet doublets or garnet pastes typical of the era.
In lovely condition these pieces are very hard to come by especially in gold and by Australian goldsmiths, most Mizpah jewellery was made from silver and only the 'high end' pieces in gold.
History of Mizpah
Mentioned in the Bible, Mizpah is a Hebrew word that has come to connote an emotional bond between two people. Mizpah jewelry generally was exchanged between two people who were lovers or close friends and might be separated from each other for some amount of time, Rinker said.
Some of the pieces are engraved with the phrase, “The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another,” which immediately follows the mention of Mizpah in the book of Genesis.