This is a unique & beautiful wedding themed fully hallmarked sterling silver charm bracelet. A traditional single curb bracelet. The charms & bracelet are vintage English sterling silver and much more detailed than modern charms. The curb height is 1 cm. As well as the traditional heart shaped padlock clasp is fully hallmarked maker's mark "C C " sterling silver (lion passant), Birmingham Assay (anchor) date year 1977 (C). The curbs are hallmarked " lion passant " denoting sterling silver in various places. Charm bracelets were often added to during the life of the owner to mark weddings, additions to the family, including pets & also where people decided to go on honeymoon.
This vintage charm bracelet is wedding themed and unique.
The charms are all sterling silver and in superb condition. All clasps & hinges work perfectly.
They are shown as follows: A 3D wedding ring with a 3D eternity ring. A 3D carriage moving charm complete with coach man. The wheels move round. Representing the transport to the ceremony. An anvil - representing the Gretna Green 'anvil priests' in Scotland who would strike the anvil & declare 'Under the ancient rights and laws of Scotland you are now man and wife.' The anvil is engraved 'GRETNA GREEN'. A 3D church. The little church has a turret and the whole building has the stone work, windows and door engraved on to it. Two wedding bells. A very detailed 3D opening bible charm. The bible is engraved to look like old leather. Set atop the bible at each corner edge protectors and 'HOLY BIBLE' is engraved on a plaque. A bottle opener representing the toasts to the happy couple. A gorgeous little blue enamel flat map charm with 'JERESEY' embossed in silver lettering. On the reverse the maker's mark ' T L M STERLING'. An exquisitely detailed diamond shaped disk showing the vintage wedding car parked near the ship that will take the happy couple on their honeymoon. Above the ship an aircraft. The disk is hallmarked with the maker's mark G. J LTD. On the reverse St. Christopher carrying the Christ child. A beautiful pale yellow flat map charm. 'GUERNSEY VALE ST MARTIN ST PETER' in embossed silver letters on the map. On the reverse the map charm is marked 'STERLING SILVER'. A rare 3D opening hinged charm - an ornate pierced silver bible binding with a serpent on the lid. The sides and back are decorated with scroll work, as is the pierced silver lid. A key fob with a perfect little miniature Yale key. The keys to the newlywed's home. The front decorated with the granulated effect and 'MADE IN ENGLAND'. On the back it is marked 'STERLING' & the maker's mark 'S R'. Also the fob has a 3D mortice key. The fob is engraved 'IF FOUND RETURN TO'. The next sterling silver charm is really adorable! A little fireplace & hearth - this was the meeting place in the home before the age of 24 hour tv, central heating and the internet. Where stories would be told and people would stay to keep warm. Hanging from the fireplace are utensils. The charm has detailed brickwork and even the fire blazing. A delightful 3D kitten playing with a ball. The most enchanting rare handmade 3D opening hinged owl with full hallmarks - the anchor, lion passant & x (date letter for 1972). The owl symbolizes feminine wisdom.
The charm bracelet measures 18.5 cm (over 7 inches ) when closed and weighs 60.4 grams.