Recycled 22ct solid gold Sovereign
Goldfinch necklace – The lucky Goldfinch, a little friend handcrafted and recycled from an 100 year 22ct solid gold sovereign. This lovely old 22ct gold coin is completely hand cut, hand carved and engraved in Cambridge using traditional tools and techniques. It is understood that the Goldfinch was known as a symbol of luck and endurance since the middle ages. A most excellent blog post by **Gerry** covers the appearance of the Goldfinch in art throughout the ages, its definitely worth checking out.
Each pendant is carefully handcrafted to order, using only these recycled 100 year old 22ct solid gold coins. The coins themselves are the perfect medium for this beautiful design, inline with a love of nature using these coins is the perfect ethical and green solution. No new gold is destructively ‘mined’ and old, uncollectible pure gold coins are saved from the ‘melting pot’ of bullion merchants so some of their history and story live on.
Once the design has been freehand sketched on to the coin it is carefully hand cut and carved using traditional hand saws, chisels and files. This traditional process allows me to have a close connection to each piece, ensuring the end result is personal and unique.
Handmade and recycled in Cambridge, England. A gold chain complete with gold charm made from the scraps of the coin itself and hand wrought gold hook catch are included with this work.
Size : Approx 22 mm diameter.