We love finding book themed jewellery, it makes such symbolic pieces for writers and avid readers. This vintage gold opening book charm has such incredible detail to both the inside and out. There's even a moving gold page inside with an engraved message to both sides!
One side reads: 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself'
The other side reads: 'Do unto others as you would be done by'
The charm is made of 9ct gold and has Britihs hallmarks on the back cover for 9ct gold, Birmingham and what looks to be the date letter 'O' for 1963 (this date letter is quite hard to make out clearly). The page inside also has a 9ct gold British hallmark.
The charm measures approx 13.8mm tall (not including the jump ring or small gold ring at the top) by approx 14.6mm wide by approx 5.3mm deep and weighs approx 3.2g in total.
Condition - The charm is in good vintage condition with some light signs of age and wear, including some surface wear and light scratches to the gold. The hinge still works well and the book closes with a light click. The jump ring is currently pushed closed. Please see photos.
*Please note the chain and box pictured are not included in the sale but the charm will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch*
Vintage 1963 9ct gold opening book charm with hidden messages inside
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