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Antique Heart Padlock Chain Necklace

Antique Heart Padlock Chain Necklace

Regular price $250.00 USD
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An antique gold-filled padlock chain, complete with a working key. Romantic Victorian-era treasures such as this one are increasingly hard to find. This example is fashioned in gold-filled metal, with a delicately engraved curb link chain that has the loveliest silky smooth feel and a wonderful weight - substantial, but not too heavy. The clasp of the necklace is an oversized spring ring style clasp with a short cable chain adjust. The key feature a delicate chain with a link on the end that is large enough to be added to the lock and worn as an additional charm, should you choose to wear them together. The necklace sits at a shorter length, making it ideal for layering with a favorite longer necklace (or two!)


What is “gold-filled?” Gold-filled jewelry is higher quality than gold-plated and lower cost than solid (alloyed) gold. Typically, gold-filled jewelry is required to have a 1/20th (or 5%) weight in gold (usually 14k,) which is affixed/bonded to all exterior portions of the jewelry item (which usually has a brass, or sometimes copper, core.) Gold-plated jewelry has no such standards and as a result usually involves a much thinner coating of gold. Gold-filled jewelry can last a lifetime without showing signs of wear and makes for excellent and durable everyday-wear pieces.

 

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Measures 15.5” long, links measure 5.8mm wide. Locket measures 16.3mm tall and 11.9mm wide.

Very good antique condition. In a few places, the gold-filled metal has worn away a bit to reveal the core metal which is a golden coppery color. This is really only visible under magnification, difficult for all but the sharpest eyes to detect while being worn, and does not impact the wearability or durability of this necklace. Please see photos (which magnify all details.)

Gold-filled (stamped)

22.5 grams

All purchases arrive in a gift box, wrapped with a ribbon.

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