SOLD | Antique Diamond Love Token Necklace
This magnificent gold filled pendant necklace draws inspiration from the Victorian Era, celebrating 'romantic love' and the awe-inspiring ’spark’ intrinsically connecting sweethearts since the dawn of time.The pendant features a one-of-a-kind, Victorian ‘love token’ coin, wrapped by hand with gold filled wire. The miniature masterpiece showcases an incredibly intricate, hand engraved monogram with interlocking letters ‘O’, ‘W’ and ‘S’ hosted on a United States issued Seated Liberty Dime circa 1884. Complimented by the eternal symbol of love, sparks of light radiate from a tiny blue diamond dancing about its bail.
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.
- 16" Length; Adjustable to 18 Inches
- Gold Filled Wire Wrap, Fancy Link Chain And Lobster Claw Clasp
- Micro Faceted 4mm Earth Mined Genuine Blue Diamond
- Ethically Sourced And Conflict Free
- Complimentary Gift Packaging and Tarnish Resistant Storage Pouch