Edwardian Gate Bracelet with Heart Lock

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Gate bracelets came into fashion during the Victorian era, although their exact origins are uncertain. The word "gate" alludes to the interlocked, barred chain panels which are meant to emulate the gates and fences of English country estates. They're distinguished by a large heart shaped charm with a lock and (sometimes) a key, which is the fastening to the bracelet. Like so many other Victorian jewels, gate bracelets were created as a symbol of love and fidelity; they were often exchanged between lovers who were going to be separated for a period of time. This particular one is hallmarked for 1904 and the lock is engraved with ivy, a British plant that also is a traditional symbol of fidelity. An #instagramexclusive. 

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  • Materials: 9k gold.
  • Age: marked for 1904. 
  • Condition: very good. some of the bracelet's links are dented/bent a bit, but the lock is excellent and the clasp is tight. 
  • Size: SMALL. Chain alone is 6.25" long. Heart lock is 5/8" wide and 7/8" tall. 
  • Location: to see this piece in person, please visit our shop in Nolita, NYC. 
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About Details

Gate bracelets came into fashion during the Victorian era, although their exact origins are uncertain. The word "gate" alludes to the interlocked, barred chain panels which are meant to emulate the gates and fences of English country estates. They're distinguished by a large heart shaped charm with a lock and (sometimes) a key, which is the fastening to the bracelet. Like so many other Victorian jewels, gate bracelets were created as a symbol of love and fidelity; they were often exchanged between lovers who were going to be separated for a period of time. This particular one is hallmarked for 1904 and the lock is engraved with ivy, a British plant that also is a traditional symbol of fidelity. An #instagramexclusive. 

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  • Materials: 9k gold.
  • Age: marked for 1904. 
  • Condition: very good. some of the bracelet's links are dented/bent a bit, but the lock is excellent and the clasp is tight. 
  • Size: SMALL. Chain alone is 6.25" long. Heart lock is 5/8" wide and 7/8" tall. 
  • Location: to see this piece in person, please visit our shop in Nolita, NYC. 
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