We love charms associated with places. They make great collectable pieces to commemorate a special trip, a hometown or even can be part of a wearable bucket list!
This vintage gold and enamel London book charm is hinged and actually opens. We believe there was likely some sort of paper or card booklet inside, perhaps with iconic images of the city's most famous landmarks inside. Sadly this is now missing but it does mean there is space potentially for you to add something yourself!?
The charm is made of 9ct yellow gold and has British hallmarks to the back for the maker Georg Jensen, 9ct gold, London and the date letter S for 1973. The book has lovely white and red enamel detailing to the front too and the book even has a little latch to the side too. The front cover is also hallmarked inside for 9ct gold.
The charm weighs approx 2.5g and measures approx 15mm tall (not including the jump ring) by approx 14mm wide.
Condition - The charm does show signs of age and wear, including surface wear to the enamel and to the gold both inside and out. Please see photos. As there is nothing currently inside the book, there is some movement when the latch is closed so the book can become narrower than the latch and move about when worn. We've photographed the charm in both the wider and narrower positions above so you can see how it can move. The jump ring is currently pushed closed.
*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 9ct gold and enamel opening London book charm
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.