A timeless classic, this antique rose gold 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!
This particular padlock is a geat large size and is made of 9ct rose gold which is a lovely soft pink tone. It is marked '9ct' to the back. The front also has lovely faux screw and keyhole detailing. The level opens by pulling upwards and closes with a click. The lever is quite stiff and so is nice and secure when worn, we think it's likely hardly ever been opened.
The padlock measures approx 24.5mm tall by approx 16.5mm wide by approx by approx 3.4mm deep and weighs approx 3.8g.
Without full hallmarks, it's hard to date the padlock exactly but we believe due to its 9ct gold mark, style and materials it likely dates to the early 20th Century.
Condition - The padlock is in good antique condition with some surface wear to the gold throughout. The part of he top lever that sits inside the padlock is much yellow in colour than the rest of the padlock. The lever is very stiff to open so needs a little force but this does mean it is very secure when clicked closed. Please see photos.
*Please note the box pictured is not included in the sale but the charm will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch.*
Antique large 9ct rose gold heart padlock
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