Recycled silver Shilling
Both the love heart and jigsaw piece are fabulous symbols which have so many potential meanings for both the ‘wearer’ and those who come in contact with them.
I have hand carved the heart and star pieces from an old English sterling silver shilling coin and the jigsaw is hand pierced from an old brass/bronze ‘thrupney-bit’ (3d) coin. The two colours balance and contrast with each other beautifully. Small, cute, gorgeous and recycled.
Each set I make is completely unique, original and totally green. The silver shillings coins I use have become uncollectable due to wear and use over 100 years of trade. Important details to a collector are missing, rendering the coin ‘scrap’. This allows the opportunity to create new, contemporary offerings, without consuming newly processed silver. The mining and processing of precious metals is extremely destructive to the environment. An unseen and little talked about unethical industry.
Request up to four personalised initials. 100% Handcrafted & Recycled in Cambridge, UK
Size : approx 25 mm * 25 mm