c. 1890 Antique Love Token Coin Pearl Necklace
This magnificent statement strand of freshwater cultured coin pearls draws inspiration from the Victorian Era, celebrating 'romantic love' and the awe-inspiring ’spark’ that's intrinsically connected sweethearts since the very beginning of time.
The 28 Inch long layering necklace features a one-of-a-kind, Victorian Era ‘love token’ coin, wrapped by hand in 14K yellow gold filled wire. The miniature marvel’s ‘canvas’ depicts an incredibly intricate, hand engraved monogram with the interlocking letters ‘C’, ‘E’ & ‘B’ and and is hosted on a United States issued Seated Liberty Dime, circa 1890. The asymmetrically positioned coin is surrounded by a statement strand of fine quality naturally colored pastel pink freshwater cultured coin pearls emanating a luminous golden-champagne luster.
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.
- 28 Inches Long
- 14K Yellow Gold Filled Handmade Scrolling Links, Findings and Toggle Clasp
- AAA Quality 14mm Ombré Pink With Gold Luster Natural Freshwater Coin Pearls
- 18mm c.1890’s ‘CEB’ Engraved Liberty Seated Dime
- Complimentary Gift Packaging And Tarnish Resistant Storage Pouch