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Edwardian Heart Padlock Necklace

The heart-shaped padlock clasp was exceedingly popular in the late 19th century and into the Edwardian era. This 15k gold heart is particularly pretty example of the style, which was primarily used as a closure on sweetheart bracelets. The face is engraved with feathery swirls and the reverse is stamped with crisp hallmarks for Chester and the year 1907. We've added an 18" gold chain to make this pristine antique clasp into a wearable necklace.


  • Materials

    15k rose gold (marked), new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    Chester hallmarks for 1907

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    7/8" x 5/8" padlock, 18" chain

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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