Magical hare earrings – handmade and recycled sterling silver shillings
These lovely leaping hare earrings have been recycled from English sterling silver shillings. These coins are unwanted by coin collectors due to 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 to transform them into something desirable. By doing this the historical details are retained, simultaneously adding depth, interest and intrigue to the design.
The hares and moon have been individually hand cut from the silver shillings with a traditional jewellers saw. Each triplet set is completely unique, contemporary, ethical and beautiful. They allow you the opportunity to wear a pair of hares or an asymmetrical presentation of hare and moon. They are presented complete with an ‘off-cut’ of sterling silver shilling which beautifully demonstrates the origins of the hares and connect them to their interesting, recycled material history.
Sizes : Approx 15 mm length * 9mm