Matching makers marks and 1963 dated hallmarks prove that this stylish sterling silver curb chain bracelet with a heart padlock clasp is an all original piece.
A classic and timeless "sweetheart" bracelet it is stamped throughout the solid silver links with the British lion passant for sterling, extensive hallmarking is always a sign of a top quality silver chain.
The bracelet is elegantly proportioned (not thick and chunky) with graceful loose links and a safety chain. No key is required to open the heart shaped padlock, it simply pushes in at the nub to open and it locks closed with a satisfying snap.
A classic English silver curb chain bracelet that never goes out of style, perfect for layering or wearing alone as a signature piece. During the sentimental Victorian era this style of bracelet was often given to a sweetheart or fiancée as a loving gift and they became popularly known as engagement bracelets!
MATERIALS: Sterling Silver
MEASUREMENTS: 7-3/4" (19.5cm) long, 7mm wide, links measure 10x7mm & 1.6mm thick, padlock 23x14mm, safety chain 2-3/4" (7cm).
WEIGHT: 16.1 grams
HALLMARKS: 'lion passant' for sterling stamped throughout the bracelet links along with 'EFC' makers mark. The padlock stamped 'lion passant', 'anchor' for Birmingham, date letter italic 'O' for 1963 and 'EFC' makers mark
DATE: mid-century dated 1963
CONDITION: in excellent vintage condition with light wear, beautifully polished with no tarnish and the clasp in perfect working order. Minor surface scratches on the padlock seen under magnification.
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Materials: Sterling Silver.