100 years ago…

100 years ago…

Recycled silver coins “These rings are ideal if you have a big day planned in the coming years as you can select a coin which is exactly 100 years old. This adds a lovely significance and meaning to the ring. Now you have a century of history fused with a contemporary, ethical and green design concept.” – The Growler


(11 customer reviews)

Recycled silver coins
These beautiful, contemporary, eco-conscious and ethical rings dont cost the earth, literally and actually. They are available in all sizes, and each one is handcrafted to order from an 100 year old sterling silver British coin. The coin is cut, filed and shaped so that it is a comfortable, slim fitting, narrower width.

They are ideal if you have a big day planned in 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017 as you can select a coin which is exactly 100 years old to add significance and meaning to the ring.

Coins minted before 1920 in Britain (and many other countries) are sterling silver. These coins are just perfect to turn into rings. During the terrible world wars some artisan soilders would take these precious coins and transform them into rings for loved ones and to remind them of loved ones back ‘at home’. The resourcefulness of these soilders is admirable and inspiring. This resourceful intent has now resurfaced in my work as a silversmith with green ethics looking to create original and unusual wearable pieces of art. Trench art to recycled art.

There is no ‘join’ in these rings which is another reason they are just perfect as wedding bands, they are an ‘unbroken circle’, quite lovely and symbolic.

Smaller size rings are made using sterling silver Sixpences and Shillings. Medium size rings are made using Shillings and Florins, whilst larger rings are made using Florins and Halfcrowns. They all look fab. From the drop down menu you are able to request a specific width.

Below are a list of the maximum widths for each coin when transformed into a ring. You are welcome to request thinner bands for each coin but obviously not wider than stated.

Sizes : Approx

Sixpences approx 5 mm wide.

Shillings approx 6 mm wide.

Florins approx 7 mm wide.

Halfcrowns approx 10 mm wide.

“An unbroken circle of union…”

11 reviews for 100 years ago…

  1. sarah


    My husband and i chose these rings as our matching wedding rings. The quality is amazing and they are so unique that people often comment on them. We went for Florins and love them.

  2. Jay


    Love these brilliant as wedding bands

  3. ALAN (verified owner)

    Truely wonderful.

    Love the fact the ring is made form a 100 year old coin, and the perfect unusual option for matching wedding rings. Everything right down to the postal packaging (with the little paper butterfly cut out and flying across the envelop) and the little paper confetti inside the ring wrapping, and the drawstring bags. All so beautifully executed. One word – Delighted!

  4. Deborah

    Beautifully Unique

    My husbands wedding ring is a 1914 half crown and it’s stunning. Lovingly created and beautifully unique!

  5. Lisa

    We love our rings…

    We love our Silver Shilling rings. -so different and special. We spent a long time deciding what type of wedding rings to buy and this was just the best decision. Thank you. Lisa.

  6. neilgrant2@yahoo.co.uk

    Excellent product and service

    We ordered two of the recycled coin rings. Communication was excellent, they arrived inside the time promised, and we’re really happy with them. Would recommend to anyone

  7. William


    Really Good. Would recommend.

  8. Karen


    Having seen this amazing jewellery at a festival we decided to go ahead and get our wedding rings. Love the idea of having something that is 100 years old on our fingers, and they have been made to look beautiful too. We needed half sizes and this was no problem at all. Absolutely love them, many thanks!

  9. Kath

    Unique style

    It’s a lovely ring bought for an engagement – I wanted to get something unique and this certainly fit the bill. I was pleased to see that the coin date (1917) was clearly visible. Thanks for making my proposal a success!

  10. Karen


    Absolutely perfect!!!
    Couldn’t be happier with the rings
    Thank you!!!

  11. Karen


    Could NOT have been better
    We are delighted with our rings
    thank you

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Many of the necklace / pendant designs are complete. These designs have a sterling silver chain attached to the pendant from both sides. This design is perfect for looking in a mirror to fasten the necklace. It also makes a fabulous feature of the handmade hook catch (and star if chosen).  The necklace length you choose includes the length of the actual pendant. Do not worry about the pendant dimensions we will take care of your order. Order the necklace length you would normally wear and the necklace you receive will sit in the perfect position..



Extra small : approx 170 mm

Small size : approx 185 mm

Medium size : approx 195 mm

Large size : approx 210 mm (good size if you want a looser dangly medium fit)

XL size approx 225 mm (includes an extra link; i.e. another lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc section custom made)

XXL size approx 250 mm ((includes an extra two links; i.e. another couple of lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc sections custom made)

Ring Sizes.

A local jeweller will happily provide you the ring size you require for the desired finger you wish to adorn! Its a quick, easy, simple process we all offer!However if you are buying a surprise gift please fee free to download this simple ring size guide to help.

Silver Chain lengths size guide

Silver chain lengths are many and various.  Mostly it comes down to two factors your size and individual style.  These will determine whats going to suit you at the times you are wearing it.  Click the link to see a guide of the most popular sizes and how they look, comparatively.