HEART-SHAPED PADLOCK CLASP BRACELET
This charming Titanic artifact is a 9ct, yellow and rose gold curb-link bracelet. It closes with a heart-shaped padlock clasp. The bracelet and has a broken safety chain, but it is possible that the safety chain held a small key to unlock the padlock clasp. Based upon existing hallmarks, the bracelet clasp was made in Chester, England between 1907 and 1908. The heart-shaped padlock was fashionable in Victorian and Edwardian periods and could serve as a clasp, charm, or pendant. Historical photographs and drawings of the era show similar bracelets, indicating that this was a popular style at the time. This bracelet was found on the ocean floor at the wreck site among many Titanic artifacts, and is a beautiful piece of Titanic's history.