Victorian Coral Padlock Heart Charm with Hair Compartment in 14k Gold

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Victorian Coral Padlock Heart Charm with Hair Compartment in 14k Gold
Victorian Coral Padlock Heart Charm with Hair Compartment in 14k Gold
Victorian Coral Padlock Heart Charm with Hair Compartment in 14k Gold

A small, ornately-carved, Victorian era charm that takes the form of a heart-shaped padlock. This charm is double sided— one side is set with a clear crystal that protects a casually braided strand of brown hair; the other is set with a carved piece of orange-red precious coral. The coral is carved to resemble the face of a rose. This is a functioning padlock, so it can be worn as a clasp with a link bracelet, or as a pendant, hung from a chain. The central chamber can be popped out of the heart frame, by a competent jeweler. Metal is 14k gold.

Materials

14k gold
Coral
Human hair
Glass

Age

c. 1870

Condition 

Excellent

Dimensions

Measures 

Victorian Coral Padlock Heart Charm with Hair Compartment in 14k Gold
Victorian Coral Padlock Heart Charm with Hair Compartment in 14k Gold
Victorian Coral Padlock Heart Charm with Hair Compartment in 14k Gold