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Antique 1826 Sixpence Necklace

$175.00

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This beautiful necklace features a 1826 King George sterling silver sixpence on a gold fill chain.

The sixpence is known as the lucky coin. During the early 1600's it was customary for the Lord of the Manor to give his bride a piece of silver as a wedding gift. This was symbolically represented by a sixpence coin hence the rhyme "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in her shoe". That tradition of the sixpence as a symbol of good luck continues today. Sixpence coins minted prior to 1920 are sterling silver.

The sixpence is 2.5cm in diameter and the chain measures 46cm. 

Gold fill has the same desirable properties and look of solid gold. It won’t tarnish and will not rub off. If treated with care gold filled jewellery can be worn daily without fear of fading or rubbing off. 

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This unique piece of jewellery may have signs of wear due to it's history. It is beautifully imperfect and should be treated with love and care.