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Romantic Vintage Bracelet With Heart Clasp Made Of Gold, England 1977


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Romantic Vintage Bracelet With Heart Clasp Made Of Gold, England 1977
Romantic Vintage Bracelet With Heart Clasp Made Of Gold, England 1977
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Throughout the 19th century, romantic jewellery was extremely popular. They were given as a romantic pledge and were intended to make the feeling of love last, even if the lovers were ever to be separated. Among the particularly popular motifs were hearts, love knots and also padlocks. Such a padlock in the shape of a heart is also shown in the present gold bracelet from 1977, which is inspired by Victorian forms. Basically, it illustrates a tradition that many young lovers maintain to this day, when they attach padlocks with their names to bridges or grates. These types of locks are called love locks, and they are meant to symbolically seal the couple's indissoluble and eternal love. The exact origin of this custom is unclear. The starting point in Europe is most likely Italy (Italian "lucchetti dell'amore"). It is believed that graduates of the Academy of San Giorgio in Florence were the originators of this custom. At the end of their training period, the graduates fastened the padlocks of their lockers to a grate of the Ponte Vecchio. This was probably adopted from Rome's lovers at the Milvian Bridge. The locks often contain an inscription or engraving of the lovers' first names or initials, sometimes with dates. After the lock is fastened, the key is usually thrown into the bridged body of water. At the Milvian Bridge this is done with the saying "per sempre" ("forever"). Such a padlock in the shape of a heart is shown in the present English gold bracelet. The shackle can be folded out of the heart-shaped lock and the bracelet can then be put on comfortably. The piece of jewellery came to us from Italy. A decorative gift of love!
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Romantic Vintage Bracelet With Heart Clasp Made Of Gold, England 1977
You’re My Heart...
€ 890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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