SOLD | Antique Love Token Sapphire Tassel Necklace
This magnificent pink gold gemstone statement necklace draws inspiration from the Victorian Era, celebrating 'romantic love' and the awe-inspiring ’spark’ that's been intrinsically connecting sweethearts since the dawn of time
The tassel pendant features a one-of-a-kind, Victorian ‘love token’ coin, wrapped by hand with rose gold filled wire. The miniature masterpiece showcases an incredibly intricate, hand engraved monogram with interlocking letters ‘E’, ‘B’ and ‘H’ and is hosted on a United States issued Seated Liberty Dime circa 1888. The coin is accented by a semi precious gemstone tassel of hand wrapped natural sapphires and tourmalines in pastel pink hues.
Love token coins gained popularity in England during one of history’s most iconic monarchs - the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. Crowned at the tender age of 18 the young royal stole the country's heart with her affectionately enchanting courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.
Typically bestowed by a gentleman to his lady love, the coins were most often engraved by hand with the suitor’s initials. Fashionable throughout the entirety of Queen Victoria's six decade reign, women across Europe adorned the sentimental keepsakes in abundance, wearing them as pins, pendants and bracelets. Each as unique as the love they honor, the centuries-old objects of affection and adoration are still coveted for their romantic symbolism.
- 17 Inches
- Rose Gold Filled Fancy Link Chain, Findings and Front-Closing Toggle Clasp
- Natural Sapphire Gemstones (10-12mm)
- Genuine Pink Tourmaline Teardrops (8-10mm)
- Complimentary Gift Packaging And Tarnish Resistant Storage Pouch