Goodluck Silver Band
Good luck Ring – Recycled Silver Coins
The goodluck coin ring. These beautiful contemporary and eco-conscious good luck rings don’t cost the earth, literally and actually. They combine reasonable prices with eco-conscious and ethical creation. They are available in all sizes, and each one is handcrafted to order from sterling silver British coins.
Coins minted before 1920 in Britain (and many other countries) are sterling silver. During the World Wars, some soldiers would take these precious coins and transform them into coin rings for loved ones and to remind themselves of loved ones back ‘at home’. The resourcefulness of these soldiers is admirable and inspiring, and resurfaces in my work as a silversmith with green ethics looking to create original and unusual wearable pieces of art. Trench art to recycled art, history given form again.
The outside surface of the ring is meticulously hand filed, sanded and polished to a high lustre. This gives the ring a perfect surface to then carve the pair of lucky four leaf clovers. On the inside of the ring, the true nature of the traditional coin is clearly visible. This hidden detail completes the circle. There is no ‘join’ in these rings which is another reason they are just perfect as wedding bands: they are an ‘unbroken circle’, depicting true, unrelenting and undiminishing love through good times and bad.
Alternatively, you can check out the Silver Sterling Coin Rings, if you are looking for a more raw and visible historical aesthetic, or treat yourself (or someone else) to a lovely 22ct gold sovereign ring.
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. 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 not wider than stated.
Sizes : Approx
Sixpences : 4 mm wide.
Shillings : 7mm wide.
Florins : 9mm – 10mm wide.
Halfcrowns : 10mm – 12 wide.
“An unbroken circle of union…”