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Would you like to spread the cost of your purchase? We offer layaway free of charge on all items, just email if you'd like details on a plan.

We realise that normally 'cute' and 'skeleton' are not two words that usually go together, but how cute is this vintage gold moving skeleton charm!? This incredibly rare charm has lots of different moving parts, so it looks like it almost could come alive when worn.


Skeleton and skull jewellery is often referred to as memento mori jewellery, a latin phrase which means 'remember you must die' so these pieces act as little wearable tokens to remind you that life is precious! It would also make an incredible charm for a Halloween lover!


The charm is made of 9ct gold, unhallmarked but tested, and has two bright red glass eyes too. The skeleton is made up of 12 different parts, all cleverly connected together to give the charm its wondeful movement.


Without full British hallmarks, it's hard to date the charm exactly but we think given its style and lack of hallmarks, it's likely circa 1960s in age.


The charm weighs approx 4.15g and measures approx 49mm tall (not including the jump ring) by approx 12.5mm wide by approx 5.9mm deep. The charm has wonderful detailing throughout.


Condition - The charm is in very good vintage condition with just some very light signs of age, including some very light surface wear to the gold and eyes. The jump ring is currently soldered closed. Please see photos.


Layaway - Layaway on this charm will be available 24 hours after listing on Monday 17th October 2022 at 6pm BST if it is currently available to purchase. Please email if you would like more details on a layaway plan.


*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 extremely rare 9ct gold moving skeleton charm with red glass eyes

  • 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.

What people say

“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?”

Susan, USA

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