Yale Door Key 9k Gold Pendant Charm Vintage English 1963.

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Traditionally given on the 18th or 21st birthday to mark the transition of a child to adulthood, the key to the door, this is a fantastic vintage 9ct yellow gold pendant or charm with English hallmarks dating it to the mid 1960's. At this time charm bracelets were very popular, as charms are still collectable today being worn traditionally from a bracelet or in a new way as a pendant from a necklace.
The English gold hallmark can be found to the one side, this is where you see an anchor for the Birmingham assay office along with the date letter for the year 1963. The makers mark reads 'H.G&S'.  To the other side the key is marked 'Yale' a popular key manufacturer here in the UK.
Size including bale 3.0 x 1.0 cm or 1.2 x 0.4 inches.
Weight 1.5 grams or 0.9 penny weight.

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