This classic vintage English gate bracelet has been a popular choice as a gift for a sweetheart since the Victorian era. This particular bracelet has four bar gates that taper to a single twisted bar at the ring closure. A heart shaped padlock clasp complete with key completes this great bracelet. The four outer links are have an alternate design on each side. One side has incised lines on the two center wavy bars. The other side has the lines on the two outer wavy bars.
The bracelet bears an English hallmark on the back of the padlock. It is stamped "375" for 9 karat gold, but tested as 10 karat gold. The hallmark has a leopard head to denote it was made in London and the letter "D" in cursive dating the bracelet to 1978.
The bracelet measures 7 1/2 inches including end rings, about 7 inches without (19cm) long and 5/8 inches wide (1.4 cm). It weighs 9.2 grams. It is in good vintage condition with only the safety chain missing.