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Antique 1900 British Shilling Necklace


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This beautiful necklace features a 1900 British shilling, garnet heart, gold fill highlights and pink pearl on a sterling silver chain with a fob clasp. This necklace is reminiscent  of the watch chains from which pocket watches hung.

The shilling was worth 12 pence and was first minted in the reign of Henry VII and became known as the shilling from the old English word scilling sometime in the mid-16th century, circulating until 1990. The word bob was sometimes used for a monetary value of several shillings, e.g. "ten-bob note". 

The necklace measures 78cm in total including the coin drop. The coin measures 2.4cm. 

All Leoni & Vonk pearls and stones are handpicked for their beauty and individuality. 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. 

All Leoni & Vonk jewellery is packaged in a black wallet/pouch. If your Leoni & Vonk purchase is a special gift and you would like it gift wrapped please go to the Gift Wrap section here and make your selection

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.