Vintage English 1970's 9CT Gold Heart Padlock Charm.
This is a great little piece comprised of 9 ct gold fashioned into a heart shaped padlock charm. The charm is mechanical or working.....opens and closes and snaps into place. This charm is a revival of the Victorian pieces that were popular in the 1800 through the early 1900's and featured as part of the working clasp on a link bracelet. Ever so romantic....as to lock up your heart. Would be a wonderful addition to any charm bracelet. Yellow gold.
Charm is stamped .375 (9ct) Birmingham hallmark and the date letter N (1970's - approximate 1990's) with the manufacturer's mark D S.
Charm measures 5/8 inch high by 7/16 inch wide.
Weight is 0.9 grams.
Tiny ding on the reverse side. Vintage condition is otherwise excellent. Charming!