RARE Victorian Fob Cufflinks Romantic Greek Roman Dolphin Cuff links Vintage Gold neoclassical jewelry green jewel

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Thanks to a helpful etsier, I have a little more very interesting history on these unusual Mythical dolphins. Because they were strongly associated with Poseidon by the later Greeks, this probably explains why the sea god was so often surrounded by dolphins. In one myth about Poseidon, dolphin messengers were sent to bring him a nymph he loved, who he later married. As a reward, he set the dolphin in the sky as a constellation. And he was constantly accompanied by dolphins among other sea creatures. Aphrodite is often depicted with dolphins, riding them or being accompanied by them. These fish are greek or roman Dolphins. The stones on the bottom were used for engraving ones monogram on to be used like a seal, these were called "blank matrix" so people could engrave their "Intaglio Seals" into & although decorative, could be used to press into hot wax like any other seal. So you need a gift idea that shows you took the time to care? What better way to give a gift than something REALLY unique and vintage. Here is something for that special person that has everything! Not only is it a unique idea because it is Vintage and not something you can buy everyday, but it is something they will know you took the time to find just for them. What a thoughtful gift or perhaps just a perfect addition to a collection. And while you are shopping for someone else, take a peek at some pieces you like because we carry mens and womens jewelry and a lot of neat old collectibles. And we all know you can never have enough jewelry! ∆ Maker: unknown ∆ Material: Gold plated metal, faux green chrysoprase ∆ Size : see photo ∆ Weight: light/medium ∆ Condition: In good vintage pre-owned condition. ∆ Lovely patina! Boxed for gift giving; gift wrapped on request. We don’t polish these previously owned well loved pieces so we can keep the original patina. We try and photograph all of the pieces next to a ruler so you can see the actual size. All jewelry sold as found. If you would like to see our other cufflinks and items in our store please click here : https://www.etsy.com/shop/NeatstuffAntiques Mar 30, 2014

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Antiques (approx100yrs)
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