We love searching for vintage and antique charms as you never know quite what you're going to find next. Just like this rare and unusual parachuting gold heart!
We love how the heart is suspended from the parachute so it moves when worn, and the parachute has been made three dimensionally too, such an intriguing touch! We’re not completely sure of it’s meaning, but we like to this it symbolises keeping your heart safe, perhaps when you give it to someone special?!
The charm is made out of 9ct gold, with the parachute being marked '9ct' to the top. The heart is also marked ‘375’ for 9ct gold too. The heart is double sided and hollow in the middle. Without full British hallmarks, it's hard to date the charm exactly but we think it's likely circa 1950s in age.
The charm measures approx 31mm tall (not including the jump ring) by approx 12.6mm wide by approx 12.6mm deep and the charm weighs approx 1.1g in total.
Condition - The charm is in good vintage condition but does show signs of age and wear, including surface wear to the gold. The heart could be a possible replacement as the gold hallmarks do differ but it fits well with the parachute. The jump rings are 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 rare 9ct gold heart and parachute 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.