Hearty moments

Sentimental Victorian Gold Bracelet with Heart Clasp, England circa 1900

Bracelets with heart-shaped clasps are a typically British invention. Always ready, despite the supposed "stiff upper lip", to give the beautiful and romantic a place even in everyday life, the fashion for heart-shaped pendants and clasps flourished like no other among the British in the decades around 1900. Heart-shaped bracelets in particular, glowing in the warm glow of rose gold, remain popular gifts to this day. The gold bracelet shown here is a classic bar bracelet or "gate bracelet", which consists of moveably mounted bars. Made of reddish 9-carat gold, the surfaces, some of which are florally engraved, allow the incident light to reflect in wonderfully different ways: This allows light and shadow to model the shapes and lend the hand-forged piece of jewellery a fine plasticity. The heart-shaped clasp of the band is particularly accentuated by illusionistic screws. The piece of jewellery was made in Britain in the years around 1900, but who quite literally took whom to heart here? The answer will probably remain forever hidden in the darkness of history....unless you add a new chapter to the story of the band...?

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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.