Such a sweet pairing, this vintage gold moving abacus charm also has a little gold heart attached too to symbolise Elizabeth Barrett Browning's famous sonnet 'How do I love thee?' (Sonnet 43). As the sonnet says 'How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.' And if you need a little help counting all the ways you adore your signifcant other you can use the tiny abacus beads for help!
The charm has wonderful detailing throughout and is made of 9ct gold. One of the jump rings is marked for 9ct gold and we have tested both the heart and abacus too.
The abacus measures approx 23.3mm tall (not including the jump ring) by approx 11.7mm wide by approx by approx 1.7mm deep and the heart measures approx 10.5mm tall (not including the jump ring) by approx 7.4mm wide by approx 3.7mm deep (the heart is hollow in the middle). The charm weighs approx 2.1g in total.
Condition - The charm is in good vintage condition with some signs of age and wear, including some wear to the gold. The jump ring attached to the top of the abacus is soldered closed and the jump ring the attaches the heart to this 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 9ct gold moving abacus and heart charm 'How do I love thee?'
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