Recycled silver Half Crown
This lovely necklace is totally handcrafted and made completely from an recycled sterling silver Victorian Florin coin. The first task is to layout the traditional English / Dutch bicycle to make best use of the coins size and thickness. 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. There is a love heart growing out of the basket 🙂 . You are also welcome to request a couple of initials to be engraved on the reverse of the basket.
As mentioned old English silver Florin coin is used. These coins become uncollectible 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 25mm * 20 mm
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)