Victorian 9kt/14kt Link Bracelet with Padlock Heart Clasp 11.4dwt
A gorgeous and romantic link bracelet from the late Victorian (ca1900) era! This simple, yet wonderful rose gold piece is comprised of large, round 14kt gold links that meet at a 9kt heart-shaped padlock clasp. The round links interlock together and display a smoothly polished surface that reflects the light beautifully with every turn. The lovely padlock clasp is embellished with 4 "screws" and a keyhole cutout at the center provides a final realistic accent. The padlock handle opens with a push clasp on the side and fastens securely shut with the help of a safety chain and a spring ring clasp for extra security. Stamped on the back and side of the heart are several hallmarks, including "HALF SNAP," a "HC&S" maker's mark, "PATENT," and a "9C" gold purity mark, which is also found stamped on one of the last links. Whether worn alone or paired with other pieces, this Victorian bracelet blends seamlessly into modern fashion and would make a fabulous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The bracelet measures approximately 7 5/8" long, slightly more than 1/2" wide, and is a little more than 1/8" thick. The padlock heart measures about 7/8" tall, a little more than 1/2" wide, and is 1/8" thick. The overall pennyweight of the bracelet is 11.4dwt (17.5 grams).
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the rose gold setting. The heart-shaped clasp and safety chain are secure and in good working condition.