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Victorian 9ct Rose Gold Amber Charm Bracelet With Heart Padlock Clasp - MercyMadge
Victorian 9ct Rose Gold Amber Charm Bracelet With Heart Padlock Clasp - MercyMadge
Victorian 9ct Rose Gold Amber Charm Bracelet With Heart Padlock Clasp - MercyMadge
Victorian 9ct Rose Gold Amber Charm Bracelet With Heart Padlock Clasp - MercyMadge
Victorian 9ct Rose Gold Amber Charm Bracelet With Heart Padlock Clasp - MercyMadge
Victorian 9ct Rose Gold Amber Charm Bracelet With Heart Padlock Clasp - MercyMadge
Victorian 9ct Rose Gold Amber Charm Bracelet With Heart Padlock Clasp - MercyMadge
Victorian 9ct Rose Gold Amber Charm Bracelet With Heart Padlock Clasp - MercyMadge
Victorian 9ct Rose Gold Amber Charm Bracelet With Heart Padlock Clasp - MercyMadge
Victorian 9ct Rose Gold Amber Charm Bracelet With Heart Padlock Clasp - MercyMadge

Victorian 9ct Rose Gold Amber Charm Bracelet With Heart Padlock Clasp

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This beautiful Victorian 9ct solid gold curb link bracelet has nice thick links and a charming heart shaped padlock clasp. The bracelet has the lovely rosy glow seen in antique gold and it is absolutely overloaded with large polished chunks of natural Baltic amber 'charms'.

An absolute classic these watch chain style bracelets with heart padlocks were a popular and enduring engagement gift during the sentimental Victorian era. The original sweetheart bracelet, the heart padlock proclaimed "you have my heart". Ancient amber with its protective qualities was thought to bring about good luck and fortune, not surprisingly this natural material full of mystery also found its way into romantic jewelry of the day.

There are 35 amber charms on this bracelet and no key is required to open the padlock, the top simply pushes in at the nub to open and then snaps tightly closed when pushed down. The padlock is fully detachable from the bracelet so its lovely to find them still together after all these years and the bracelet has the added benefit of its original safety chain.

To say this is lovely is an understatement and it is as wearable today as it was over 100 years ago. Perfect as a signature piece, a truly outstanding antique charm bracelet, very unusual!

MATERIALS: 9ct gold throughout including head pins and jump rings, acid tested

GEMSTONE: natural amber, 35 chunks approx. median size 14x7x6mm, very strong florescence under UV light

MEASUREMENTS: Bracelet 8" (20.5cm) length, links measure approx 8x5mm and 2.2mm thick. Padlock 18x13mm. Safety chain 2-3/4" (70mm)

WEIGHT: 37.5 grams, the amber is extremely lightweight so most of the weight can be considered gold

HALLMARKS: Stamped '9' on the padlock shackle and on both oval end rings at the clasp

DATE: Victorian 1837-1901

CONDITION: Very very good antique condition with expected signs of age and normal wear with nothing untoward. The padlock in perfect working order, there is some slight chipping here and there to the edges of some of the amber nuggets. 

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