I was strolling through the narrow cobblestoned streets just north of Paris, in a small town not used to strangers. I found a sandwich shop and in my best broken French ordered ‘un sandwich avec jambon et fromage’ and a glass of Rosé. The man I ordered from was kind, he moved slowly, enjoying the summer’s heat. The small patio overlooked a valley of clay roofed houses and intertwining streets. I found a table and sat. As I held onto the stem of the clear glass, my bracelet caught the sun’s light, making it glow like a cave of wonders. I sipped the wine, tasting the notes of strawberry and basil, letting the flavors linger on my tongue. I noticed how my wrist looked like the sun itself, giving life to earth, making the heavens envious. I also noticed the view and the toughness of my baguette sandwich, and how the wine gave tastes to the bread that could only be found here, right here, in this place, in this moment.
This antique Edwardian heart padlock link bracelet was handcrafted in England in 1902 of rich and glowing 18 karat gold. It measures 8.25 inches in length and weighs 30.4 grams. Each link measures 10.5 x 16.3 mm. The padlock is engraved, “AMY FROM BOB 16.7.02”. Each link is marked with ’18’ indicating the gold content and the lock is marked for 18 karat as well along with the makers mark ’M&M’. This piece contains a safety chain so you’ll never have to worry about losing it while you wear it out and about.
This lovely bracelet bears a classic design with beautiful details meant to be worn, to show off, and to be timeless.
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She vaguely heard the front door of the manor house open and close and briefly wondered who had come. Someone to see her father, no doubt. Moments later her door opened and the housekeeper handed her a small, round bouquet of flowers set on a silver plate. A tussie-mussie, she thought, delighted. There was no note, no indication of where it had come from, just the flowers. She looked at them closely, she knew the language of the flowers, as any Victorian lady would; there were roses for love and chamomile for patience, forget-me-not for hope and remembrance, and hidden within were pansies, whose message was one of secret devotion. When she saw the pansies tucked away inside she smiled, she didn’t need a card to know the exact gentleman who had sent her this, and joy bubbled up from her toes. Years later he gave her this locket, a secret nod to that shared, hidden moment when she had first known that she loved him.
This fantastic locket was hand crafted in 18 karat gold in about 1880, most likely in France. It is set with 8 (probably natural) pearls with a rich creamy luster and a touch of a gray hue. The locket is done in gold kissed with a rosy hue, the pearls are set in silver and the wonderful pansy flower is beautifully engraved and finished. The interior of this locket has a double sided, bezeled glass center that hinges freely to see both sides, so that you can set two photos into the center glass. This mechanism and the finish on the pansy make me think that this locket was made in France, it also has a French diamond shaped makers mark, but not French assay marks. It’s an exquisitely made piece that is a perfect, wearable locket size (not too big, not too small) at 51 mm top to bottom including the bale and 28.5 mm across, it weighs 20.2 grams. This locket has been acid tested to verify the gold content.
This wonderful pansy locket would be the perfect gift of love, secret or not.
We offer a 3 or 4 payment layaway on most items purchased for full retail price, please inquire if you are interested in setting up a layaway. Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.
Please note that our photographs are part of our description, please look carefully, we do not digitally alter our items. We always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase, and If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let us know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund. I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible. My goal is to exceed your best expectations!