SOLD | Antique Love Token Charm Bracelet
This gorgeous gold filled blue gemstone bracelet is inspired by romance, love and the awe-inspiring ’spark’ that has intrinsically connected sweethearts since the dawn of time.
The bracelet features a one-of-a-kind, genuine antique Victorian Era ‘love token’ coin. The miniature masterpiece showcases an incredibly intricate, hand engraved monogram with interlocking letters ‘S’, ‘M’ and ‘Y’ hosted on a United States issued Seated Liberty Dime circa 1883. The coin is complimented by gorgeous royal blue Kyanite, faceted Swiss Blue Topaz and natural Lapis Lazuli gold filled wire wrapped gemstones .
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 remain greatly revered for their rarity and romantic symbolism