Whether you know them as ladybirds or ladybugs, we can't help but love to spot these colourful creatures in our garden! They are considered by many to be symbols of good luck, with some people even believing that the number of spots predicting how many years of good luck you'll have if they land on you!
We love the vibrant red and black enamel on this ladybird charm, it really makes the them pop against the gold open work detailing of the leaf.
The charm is made of 9ct yellow gold with British hallmarks on the back for 9ct gold, Birmingham. Sadly the date hallmark hasnt marked properly due to the open work detailing on the back of the charm but the 9ct gold mark dates to 1975 onwards so we think it's likely late 1970s in age.
The charm measures approx 21.3mm tall (not including the jump ring) by approx 11.8mm wide by approx 5.7mm deep and weighs approx 1.55g.
Condition - The charm is in good vintage condition but the enamel has suffered some wear over the years and has worn away in places to show the gold underneath. The jump ring is currently pushed closed. Please see photos.
*Please note the box and chain pictured are not included in the sale but the charm will be shipped in a new presentation box and pouch.*
Vintage 1970s 9ct gold and enamel ladybird/ladybug on a leaf charm
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