It was such a delight to find this vintage, all original English gate bracelet. The icing on the cake is that it has the key! Although, not needed to operate the padlock, the key is the "Holy Grail" to the collector of sterling padlock bracelets. So often these highly sought after padlock bracelets have been pieced together due to the fact that the padlock and or the key was separated from the bracelet over the decades. Fortunately, in the case of this exceptional bracelet the full set of hallmarks on the padlock perfectly match the hallmarks on the bracelet. I have been over every inch of this bracelet with my loupe and it is totally original and intact as the day it was made! Made in Birmingham, England in the 70's these were wildly popular and have found their place again today and are sought after by collectors world wide. What I love about this one is the unique design. Every link moves independently giving it a lovely drape on the wrist and is extremely comfortable to wear. This particular bracelet is for a large wrist and measures 8" when clasped. Please pardon all the dark reflections on the curved surfaces. These are merely due to my poor photography skills as this bracelet is absolutely lovely in person! This bracelet would have stayed in my collection but due to the larger size it literally slips right off my hand. Weight is a very comfortable 20.9 grams, which is not too heavy and not too light. The hallmarks indicate this piece was made by the Colen Cheshire company which began in 1865. They were a well known silversmith company who crafted high quality silver pieces over many decades.
Please keep in mind our pictures are highly magnified and show imperfections which are not visible to the naked eye. Please read our customer testimonials re: how much better the pieces look in person (mostly due to the fact that we are not professional photographers) and the extremely high level of magnification today's cameras provide.
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