Georgian Cabochon Garnet Snake Heart Padlock Bracelet 18k Gold

If you are, as I am, a lover of things Georgian, than this fantastic bracelet might be for you. If you are, as I am, a sucker for the absolute BEST example of a thing, than this stunning bracelet and padlock may be for you. If you are, as I am, an admirer of the heavy, silky feel that only old gold can acquire, than surely this chunk of a jewel is most likely for you. If you are, as I am, a proponent of the idea ‘go big or go home’, than this rare and finely crafted beauty should surely become part of your permanent collection.

This absolutely beautiful antique gold bracelet was hand made in Chester, England in 1823 and bears a full set of hallmarks. The padlock is unmarked and I would date it to around 1825, I don’t know how long they’ve been together but the combination is really rather stunning. The 18-karat gold link bracelet measures 7 inches in length while the stunning heart padlock measures 49 x 32.2 x 18 mm. The padlock bears a snake clasp with 360 degrees of scrolling engraving and a rose gold, heart shaped opening at the back engraved with elaborate initials. There’s a space for keepsakes inside the hollow padlock. The front of the lock showcases an oval cabochon garnet that measures 19.6 x 14.3 mm. These two pieces could be worn together or separately, the padlock is quite large and looks amazing on a sturdy gold chain.

The link chain bracelet is hallmarked with the crown for England, the gold purity mark, “18”, the mark for Chester, and it bears a maker’s mark. It also bears the date letter, “E” for 1823. The padlock and chain have both been acid tested.

I’ll admit it, I’m a bit obsessed with these padlocks and their nudge toward romanticism. If you don’t scoop this one up soon, I may just keep it for myself!

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Item ID: BT0318007VS

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