Reimagined Components: A 1969 10 Pence British coin showcasing a crowned Queen Elizabeth II bust on the obverse, and a sect of the crest of England, a lion wearing a royal crown, on the reverse. The crown used in this specific rendering of the Queen is the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, which was a wedding gift to her from Queen Mary in 1947. The vintage coin is paired with a silver-tone heart charm salvaged from a broken charm bracelet. The design hangs on a 22'' gun-metal plated rounded box chain.
Components Found in: Cottonwood AZ & St. Charles IL
~Queen Elizabeth II~
A symbol of endless possibility and women’s empowerment, Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary (April 21, 1926 - September 8, 2022) was the longest-lived British monarch at 70 years 214 days, as well as the longest recorded female head of state in history.
“Pence” is the plural term for penny in the British currency system. The English word penny derived from the Old English word penig, which that itself comes from the proto-Germanic word panninga. Great Britain uses a decimal system of coinage that divides one pound sterling into 100 pence (100p), though prior to 1971, they used pence, shillings, and pounds, that involved complicated calculations and conversions before the division of the pence. The reverse side of each British penny displays a wide variety of images that hold symbolic meaning to the region, while each and every coin’s obverse side always showcases Queen Elizabeth II.
In an average lifetime it will beat 2.5 billion times... that's right, billion. The heart may very well be the most resilient part of our body. When we hurt it aches, when we run it beats faster to keep up, when we sleep it stays awake to watch over us... Our hearts are truly a symbol of perseverance and our ability to keep going no matter what may come our way. Often referred to as the seat of emotions, the heart is, of course, analogous to love and affection. Like the red rose, the heart symbol states one's clear intention to express their love, desire and courage. I was once taught that you get the courage for something after you do it… so have heart!
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