Edwardian rose gold gate-link bracelet, from about 1910


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Gate-link bracelets were very popular in the Edwardian period and, like curb bracelets, are often fastened with a padlock heart.

This nine-carat rose gold one differs from the standard pattern of straight horizontal bars. The addition of a double knot motif in the centre of the curved long links is a pleasing touch.

The padlock is a good size, too – it’s in proportion to the bracelet.

I have described the colour as rose gold but, like many bracelets and chains from the period, it would have been plated in yellow gold when new.

With wear and time the colour has softened to reveal the pinker gold beneath. The overall effect is subtly appealing.


• Handmade in nine-carat rose gold
• Approximately 7 3/4 inches (20cm) long when worn, link is 10mm (1/3 inch) wide
• Weight is 15.5 grams
• In excellent antique condition: there is a small ding in the back of the padlock
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box (my antique boxes are not for sale)
• Note: some of the other antique bracelets are for sale separately – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of them

Please examine the photographs carefully – they form part of the description.

I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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