A timeless classic, this antique heart padlock is such a versatile piece to add to your jewellery box. Often used as clasps for charm bracelets, these padlocks can also be added onto chains and worn as a pendant and you can even add charms to them and use them as charm holders too!
What we love about this padlock in particular is that it's been hand engraved to the front and back with a beautiful pattern making it a little more unusual than some of the plain gold ones we see. There's even a tiny flower included in the pattern to the back!
The padlock is made of 9ct gold which has a lovely soft pink tone to it. It has an old British mark for 9ct gold to the back, '9C'. It also has the maker's mark 'J.S' too. As well as the pretty hand engraving to the front, the front also has lovely faux screw and keyhole detailing. The lever opens by pulling upwards and closes with a click so it is nice and secure when worn.
The padlock measures approx 22.9mm tall (including the ring on the top bar and ring at the very top) by approx 13.7mm wide by approx 3.1mm deep and weighs approx 1.85g.
Condition - The padlock is in good antique condition with some surface wear to the gold throughout, including the inside of the bar lever that sits inside the padlock. The padlock closes with a click and stays closed when worn but there is a little up and down movement in the lever when the padlock is closed. Please see photos.
*Please note the box and chain pictured are not included in the sale but the padlock will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch.*
Antique 9ct gold floral engraved heart padlock
All items are carefully wrapped and packaged in a gift pouch and box. In the UK, we always post items via Royal Mail's Special Delivery service which is fully tracked and insured. For international items, orders up to £300 are sent via Royal Mail's international tracked (and signed for where applicable) service and orders over £300 are sent via DHL Express.