A substantial beautifully crafted Art Deco 9 carat rolled gold chunky curb chain bracelet with a heart padlock clasp.
Beautiful old world quality in buttery yellow gold the bracelet fastens at the front with a large heart padlock and it has a decorative safety chain. No key is required for the padlock, the clasp simply pushes in at the nub to open the hasp and then snaps securely closed. Although these bracelets have been popular since Victorian times we are dating this one to the 1930s because the links are solid, not hollow, and it is heftier and more chunky than the Victorian versions
At a full 9" (23cm) long this bracelet will fit most wrists. It is hallmarked '9ct Gold' and 'Metal Core' which means the links and clasp are constructed with a thick sleeve of solid 9ct gold mechanically bonded over a metal core (it is much thicker than modern electroplating which is prone to wearing away). The core helps give strength and durability to what would otherwise be a hollow bracelet so it is a weighty and substantial piece that looks, feels and wears just like solid gold at a fraction of the price.
It is in beautiful condition with no wear to the heavy gold layer. A gorgeous highly desirable antique bracelet that is as wearable today as it was when it was made. During the sentimental Victorian era these bracelets were often given to a sweetheart and they became a popular and enduring engagement gift for decades afterwards. Please note the antique box is not included.
MATERIALS: 9ct rolled gold/gold filled
MEASUREMENTS: 9" (23cm) end to end, links 12x8mm and 2.5mm thick. The heart clasp measures 24x17mm, safety chain 2-1/2" (60mm)
WEIGHT: 33.3 grams
HALLMARKS: stamped '9ct Gold' and 'Metal Core" on both end rings, slightly worn stamp '9ct Gold' and 'Metal Core' on padlock
DATE: circa 1930, Art Deco
CONDITION: Excellent condition, the padlock has minor surface dings as you would expect given antique age and wear over the decades but there is absolutely no loss to the gold overlay anywhere on the bracelet (see photos and video), the clasp is in perfect working order and closes securely
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