Originally a brooch, this hand engraved key pendant dates to the early 20th Century. Finely made in 9ct warm gold and hallmarked 9ct to the reverse. I had my jeweller remove the old pin and catch from the reverse, and add a new loop and bail to the top – his work is outstanding, you’d never know it had been modified.
The key measures 43mm top to bottom, including the bail and 14mm wide. The key is 0.75mm thick with the bail being much wider – there is 3.5mm clearance to allow for a fancy chain. It weighs 1.5 grams.