Baby seahorses

Baby seahorses

Recycled silver shillings “I have cut these sweet little seahorse baby pendants from Victorian Sterling Silver Shillings. You have wee seahorses to choose from, or choose both to wear or share. ” – The Growler

£78

Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(12 customer reviews)

Choose your little seahorse * 

Engrave Initials on reverse (2 initials per seahorse)

Length of Necklace * 

If you would like a silver necklace chain this option is for you. (If you are unsure check necklace category for details about the chains.)

Type of Necklace * 

Wee charm at hook? (if silver chain is chosen)

Style of charm

Recycled silver shillings
I have cut these sweet little seahorse baby pendants from Victorian Sterling Silver Shillings. These coins are rare. Unfortunately coin collectors do not particularly value coins with wear marks, etc, which generally means they are scrapped for the high silver content. It is these marks which i am interested in. These marks clearly demonstrate the long, active and wonderous journey the coin has been on. From being freshly minted in the Victorian era to being spent on who knows what over the 100 years of circulation.
There are two wee seahorses to choose from. The first is the bigger of the two, just by a ‘smidge’. To make this one I have flattened the shilling. The smaller one is cut directly from the shilling. On both coins the outline of a baby seahorse is scribed. This basic outline is then embellished with the jewellers saw. Interior details are made with hand engraving tools. After a few simple, traditional processes the old coins are transformed into a lovely pendants with fabulous history and green, ethical, honest credentials.
As always the lovely historical ‘off-cut’ is included for added interest! Handmade and recycled in Cambridge, England.
Size : Approx 25 mm * 18 mm and smaller one 20 mm * 16mm

12 reviews for Baby seahorses

  1. SueG

    Divine

    The detail is phenomenal on this little seahorse. I love my initials on the back too.

  2. mummysmurf

    Anoth beautiful piece

    I love this pendant! After getting a fork bangle last year, I was chuffed to bits that my OH had ordered my birthday from the Hairy Growlers. The detail is stunning! The chain is perfect, with a clasp that is pretty enough to show!

  3. vlp1

    beautiful

    This is so lovely and I really love the initials on the back and the clasp which is too pretty not to show off. Thanks for another individual piece, it’s fab!

  4. Caroline

    Beautiful!

    My new favourite piece of jewellery, this little seahorse is gorgeous, I haven’t taken it off since I received it! Thank you x

  5. Peter

    Fantastic necklace

    Brilliant product made from a Victorian silver shilling which was so expertly made as a one off unique piece of jewellery. Great value for the price and quickly made and dispatched.

  6. Morah

    Excellent and worth every penny!!

    Unusual, unique and just stunning!! One very pleased customer.

  7. Erik

    Just what I was looking for

    My wife has been wanting a seahorse necklace for some time and, as our anniversary was coming up, I started to look for one. I really wanted to find something unique though, something that would also have a link to the UK (our adopted home currently). Luckily, I came across your website and knew I had hit pay dirt. She loves the necklace and I think she likes the clasp almost as much as the seahorse itself. Appreciate the quality work and the excellent service as well – great stuff!

  8. Mark

    Even better than expected…

    My girlfriend has barely taken the necklace off since giving it to her for Christmas! I think we have a happy customer.

    The piece was even more beautiful than I expected from the pictures, I was blown away. The little star and heart added to the chain was a sign of the extra attention to detail you just don’t get even from pieces 10 times the cost.

    If you’re thinking of making the purchase, do it! Don’t hesitate. You’ll be getting an item of the highest quality at a great price.

  9. Katieclaremc

    So beautiful

    Thank you so much for making this necklace. It is the prettiest and most unusual necklace I have ever owned. I love my initials on the back too, it feels very personal. Was a birthday present – I couldn’t be happier xx

  10. Maria (verified owner)

    Lovely piece

    Beautiful, bought for a present for my Mum who absolutely loves it (and has received many compliments whilst wearing it!)

  11. John

    Excellent

    Very nice product. Brought as a present and my wife loved it.

  12. John

    Excellent

    Lovely product. Small issue is the seahorse often flips over when worn. But otherwise I would recommend and buy again. Top range of products and you get exactly as it says on the tin.

NECKLACE INFORMATION

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..

 

BRACELET INFORMATION

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)

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.