Jewelry from the Victorian Era, named aptly after Queen Victoria who was notoriously adored by her husband, is dripping with sentiment and intimacy. One of the most classic examples of the romantic designs that this era produced is the padlock bracelet, meant to signify a lovers commitment to one another, especially after long periods of separation.
This bracelet is an especially charming expression of this idea. Undulating gate links, the centers of which are carved in an ornate texture, are joined at the center by a fully functioning heart padlock. This 9ct gold bracelet is a fine example of late 19th century crafstmanship, and of the beauty that a piece of jewelry imbued with meaning can contain.