Lucky Sixpence Solstice

ancient English traditional jewellery handmade in Cambridge using traditional tools and techniques.

The peak of summer

The butterflies scatter,

A plume of colour

Red, lilac and brown.

The cornfield stretches in the sunlight

Golden, bright and endless

Ears of corn and the blue of the sky

The clouds billowing in the corners

There is greatness in the simplicity of summer


(1 customer review)
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Lucky Sixpence Solstice

Recycled silver sixpence coin Solstice necklace

I hand-make this beautiful little Solstice pendant an 100 year old silver sixpence coin. Using a marker pen, I drop a quick Solstice sketch onto the surface of the lucky sixpence. I then meticulously carve away the design with a traditional hand chisels and cut details using a traditional jewellers saw. Once I cut the details, I give the pendant an extremely bright polishing which really brings the coin to life.

The coins I use are marred from wear marks from being used to buy and sell over one hundred years ago. Rather than let them simply be melted down for the silver content, I absolutely love coming up with designs and ideas. Then, I can transform them into a little Solstice. By doing this I retain the historical details, simultaneously adding depth, interest and intrigue to the design.

I have individually hand-cut, carved and engraved the solstice from the silver sixpence with a traditional jewellers hand tools. As I hand-cut each coin individually to order, every one is completely unique and unusual. They look and feel special. If you liked this little Solstice, why not have a look at a little Winter Solstice to match?

Handcrafted & Recycled in Cambridge, UK.

Size : Approx 19 mm diameter


Weight 95 g

1 review for Lucky Sixpence Solstice

  1. janosi.noemi (verified owner)

    I have got the Lucky Six Pence Winter Solstice as a 30th birthday present from my mum. This is the most amazing necklace I have ever owned and I wear it every day! Les is the kindest and most creative person I have ever met! I will definitely buy more if his art as it’s extremely special!

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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)

Ring Sizes.

A local jeweller will happily provide you the ring size you require for the desired finger you wish to adorn! Its a quick, easy, simple process we all offer!However if you are buying a surprise gift please fee free to download this simple ring size guide to help.

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.