SOLD | 'BCG' Engraved Antique Love Token 14K Gold Bracelet
This gorgeous gold filled gemstone bracelet is inspired by romance, love and the awe-inspiring ’spark’ that has intrinsically connected sweethearts since the dawn of time. It featuring a one-of-a-kind, antique Victorian Era ‘love token’ coin. The miniature masterpiece showcases an incredibly intricate, hand engraved monogram with interlocking letters 'BCG'.
Hosted on a United States issued Seated Liberty Dime circa 1886, the coin is embraced by a 14K gold wire wrapping and is complimented by luminous natural Chalcedony gemstone beads, 14K gold spacer beads and lobster claw clasp.
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 affectionate and enchanting courtship and subsequent 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. They became fashion statements throughout Queen Victoria's six decade reign. Women across Europe and America 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 greatly revered for their rarity and romantic symbolism