Recycled silver Half Crown
This lovely necklace is totally handcrafted and made completely from an recycled sterling silver Victorin crown coin. The first task is to flatten the silver coin to give a nice flat, larger surface area to begin drawing the design. After a basic guide sketch the pendant is free hand cut using a traditional jewellers saw. Once the shape is formed all of the finer details are added. The stars are cut from an out of circulation English threepence coin. You are also welcome to request up to three initials to be engraved. On this example the customer requested the initials “R.L.P”.
As mentioned old English silver half crown coins are used. These coins become uncollectable due to wear and use over 100 years of trade. Important details to a collector are missing, rendering the coin ‘scrap’. This allows the opportunity to create new, contemporary offerings, without consuming newly processed silver.
The mining and processing of precious metals is extremely destructive to the environment. An unseen and little talked about unethical industry.
Size : Approx 40mm * 22 mm