Hallmarked for London in 1978 this fine quality sterling silver gate bracelet is quite the vintage statement piece. The bracelet is nice and wide with rows of 7 bars in straight and twisted barley sugar links and comes complete with a large heart padlock clasp and safety chain adding oodles to her decorative charm.
Gate bracelets were great signifiers of true love during the Victorian era, although the exact origin of the design is difficult to trace. This bracelet style was meant for lovers, especially those who were destined to be apart for a long period. The padlock style fastener was only meant to be opened once they returned to each other’s arms!
A gorgeous antique style sweetheart bracelet and a classic love token full of sweet sentiment!
MATERIALS: sterling silver throughout
MEASUREMENTS: 7" (18cm) in length, 1" (2.5cm) wide, heart padlock measures 23x15mm
HALLMARKS: stamped on end ring 'lion passant' for sterling, 'leopard head' for London, date letter 'D' for 1978 and makers mark 'JP'. Padlock stamped 'SILVER'
WEIGHT 24.5 grams
CONDITION in excellent condition with some light wear and faint surface scratches as to be expected in an vintage piece. The padlock is in perfect working order closing with a satisfying click. All of our jewellery is professionally cleaned and polished so it's ready to wear or to give as a gift.
At Mercy Madge we offer quality antique and vintage jewellery sourced in Great Britain. Each piece is selected by hand and special. We rarely come across two identical old treasures, once they are gone, they are truly gone! All of our pieces are professionally cleaned and polished and ready to wear or give as a gift.
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Materials: Sterling Silver.