This vintage, 9ct gold heart padlock bracelet would be the perfect base for a charm bracelet. Although we have to admit it does look really pretty worn as it is too!
The bracelet is made of 9ct gold, the chain itself has British hallmarks for the maker 'FM', 9ct gold, London and the date letter 'A' for 1975 and also on the padlock too for the same.
The chain measures approx 7 inches long and the chain link is approx 8.5mm long by approx 5mm wide. There is an attached safety chain which means that the bracelet opens to approx 9 1/4 inches long to slip over the hand to be worn. The padlock measures approx 18mm tall by approx 13mm wide by approx 2.5mm deep. The bracelet weighs approx 7.4g in total.
The padlock opens by pulling the top lever upwards and closes by being pushed back down again until you hear a click. This mechanism still works well and closes firmly. The padlock also has pretty faux screw and keyhole details to the front and there is a safety chain attached to the padlock and bracelet.
Condition - The bracelet is in good vintage condition but does show signs of age and wear. There is some light surface wear to the gold throughout on both the chain and padlock. The padlock clasp still works well. Please see photos.
*Please note, the antique box pictured is not included in the sale but the bracelet will be sent in a new presentation box and pouch.*
Vintage, 1975, 9ct gold heart padlock bracelet
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.