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We love a charm with a hidden suprise inside and this vintage gold whale charm definitely holds a secret all of its own! The whale has been designed so discreetly, you can hardly tell it opens until you pull down on its lower jaw and its mouth hinges open to reveal a tiny person inside sat behind a row of teeth. 


The charm was likely made to represent the story of Jonah and the Whale and is made of 9ct yellow gold. The charm has British hallmarks on one side for the maker 'AJH', 9ct gold, Birmingham and the date letter 'W' for 1971. 


The charm measures approx 8mm tall when closed (not including the jump ring) by approx 22.1mm nose to tail by approx 7.2mm deep and weighs approx 2.1g in total.


Condition - The charm is in good vintage condition with some signs of age and wear, including some light surface wear and some tarnishing to the gold. 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 1971 9ct gold opening whale charm - Jonah and the whale

  • All items are carefully wrapped and packaged in a gift pouch. In the UK, we always post items via Royal Mail's Special Delivery service which is fully tracked and insured. Items sent outside of the UK are sent via Royal Mail's International signed for service, which offers insurance for up to £250 and tracking.

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“I LOVE shopping with Kate Gold Jewellery - unusual and delightful charms, fair prices and EXCEPTIONAL service. Each package comes delightfully packaged along with a handwritten note. What's not to love?”

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