Sterling Silver Vintage 1920 Threepence Bracelet
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This gorgeous vintage sterling silver bracelet with an open heart clasp features an original British 1920 threepence, aquamarine and gold plate heart and keshi pearl drop. A totally unique and special bracelet.
The British threepence was know as a threepence or threepenny bit and was first used in England during the reign of Edward VI (1547-53). All threepences minted from 1816 to 1919 were made of sterling silver and those produced between 1920 and 1946 were half silver, half nickel. These coins were often made into bracelets by soldiers serving in WWII to send home to their sweethearts. This coin is from one of these bracelets.
Charms have been worn for thousands of years, not just for their decorative appeal, but often to symbolise good luck, love and spiritual forces. Charms were popularised by Queen Victoria which made them fashionable among the elite and wealthy throughout Europe. She also introduced the sentimental and romantic charm which could be seen in the charm bracelets she wore and those she gave as gifts. Charms continued to be a very popular form of jewellery throughout subsequent decades with World War II troops returning home with handcrafted trinkets for their loved ones. Charms became glamorous during the 1940s and '50s with screen stars who wore extravagant charm jewellery made from platinum and diamonds.
The bracelet measures 18.5cm and has a safety chain.
All Leoni & Vonk pearls, charms and stones are handpicked for their beauty and individuality.
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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.