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Sterling Silver Vintage Bracelet 1912 Australian Threepence Charm Bracelet

$225.00

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This gorgeous vintage sterling silver bracelet with a cut out heart clasp features an original Australian 1912 threepence and a ruby and gold plated heart. A totally unique and special bracelet.

The Australian Threepence was minted from 1910 until 1964 prior to the changeover to decimal currency in 1966. For the first 5 years the three pence was minted in London. For the rest of the life of the coin it was mostly minted in Australia at either Melbourne or Sydney. The only exceptions to this were during World War 2 when the 1942/43/44 coins were also minted in the USA. In 1951 part of the production was again minted in London. From 1910 to 1944 the coins were minted in sterling silver.

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 19cm and has a safety chain.

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

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 https://leoniandvonk.com/collections/gift-wrap

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.