Bearing London hallmarks for 1967 this classic English silver sweetheart bracelet has plenty of age to it and it is out of the ordinary with its double effect curb links and nice large heart shaped padlock with a real keyhole.
Lovely quality the large double links are fused together and are an equal size throughout the length. The bracelet fastens at the front with the heart padlock clasp, the padlock hasp opens by depressing the lever and it snaps shut to close, a silver safety chain adds to the decorative appeal.
A fabulous love token bracelet, enough presence to wear as a signature piece and perfect for stacking with your wrist mess! These charming curb link chain bracelets with heart padlocks have remained a popular sweetheart gift since Victorian times. They were known as engagement bracelets back then, often coming with a key "The bracelet is locked on the arm by the happy gentleman, who keeps the key, and it is never taken off". Delightful!
MATERIALS: Sterling silver, throughout
MEASUREMENTS: 7 3/4 inches (19.5cm) from end to end, 9mm wide, links 12x9mm, padlock 1-1/8" (3cm) tall, 3/4" (2cm) wide, safety chain 3" (7.5cm)
WEIGHT: 20 grams
HALLMARKS: padlock back stamped 'lion passant' for sterling, 'leopard head' for London, date letter 'M' for 1967 and makers mark 'AW Ltd.' the hasp is stamped with a lion passant, the curb chain isn't marked and we have acid tested to verify it's sterling.
DATE/ERA: dated 1967, mid century
CONDITION: Excellent with minimal surface wear and no flaws, the padlock is in perfect working order
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