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An exceptional mid 19th century solid 9ct malachite padlock bracelet. I've had the pleasure of handling many rare 19th century jewels, but a padlock bracelet of carved and faceted malachite would be a first! I've never before seen malachite used in this manner, it is far more common to find it in cameos or even intaglios, as malachite was a truly rare stone of the semi-precious variety (today, there is so little of it left un-mined in the earth, it is becoming a precious gem.) This beautiful 19th century example of the classic 1860's padlock methodology is outstanding; I'm certain that it will be a landmark addition to any collection.

Padlock bracelets of this nature have become extremely coveted, this bracelet currently does not unlatch, but we will bring it to our jeweler before shipment to ensure that it does upon the buyer's request. We would also be happy to remove the safety chain if desired!

Materials and Features: 

9ct gold, malachite


Victorian, English


(padlock is fully hallmarked for 1892, the malachite section of the bracelet is earlier.)


Weight: 31.56 grams

Dimensions: wearable at 8”

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. 

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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