Lapins & Luminaries
Magical leaping hare jewellery – Recycled 22ct solid gold half Sovereign
I decided to cut each one of these leaping hare pendants from an 100 year 22ct solid gold half sovereign coin. I hand cut, hand carve and engrave these 22ct gold coins in Cambridge using traditional tools and techniques.
Firstly, I draw the design freehand onto the gold coin. Secondly, I drill several holes and cut the sections delicately away. I file, smooth and finally polish the edges. The end result is a lovely, original, recycled pendant with a captivating history. You are welcome to request some personal, meaningful initials for the reverse.
The magical leaping hare gold coin pendant is presented on a 18ct gold necklace with a gold handmade shepard’s crook safety catch and accompanying wee star, moon or heart…
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. I assure that no new gold is destructively ‘mined’, and old, uncollectible pure gold coins are saved from the ‘melting pot’ of bullion merchants. This allows the coins to keep their history alive for the future generations.
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 solid 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 19 mm diameter.