"United Symbols" Sterling Turquoise & Feather, Vintage Key & World Coin Necklace
"United Symbols" Sterling Turquoise & Feather, Vintage Key & World Coin Necklace
"United Symbols" Sterling Turquoise & Feather, Vintage Key & World Coin Necklace
"United Symbols" Sterling Turquoise & Feather, Vintage Key & World Coin Necklace
"United Symbols" Sterling Turquoise & Feather, Vintage Key & World Coin Necklace
"United Symbols" Sterling Turquoise & Feather, Vintage Key & World Coin Necklace
"United Symbols" Sterling Turquoise & Feather, Vintage Key & World Coin Necklace

"United Symbols" Sterling Turquoise & Feather, Vintage Key & World Coin Necklace

Regular price $ 47.00

This 1888 Design is a: 

One of a Kind

Reimagined Components: This talisman of many symbols contains a vintage key, South American world coin along with a salvaged sterling feather and sterling turquoise pendant saved from a scrap sterling pile that was intended to be melted down and destroyed. It has been strung on a 22 1/2" 4mm braided brass rope chain. 

Components Found in: Cottonwood AZ, Manhattan Beach CA, Hendersonville NC

~Centasimo~ (Diez, Indio Chief Calarcá Columbian Coin.)

This world coin features a striking image of Indio Chief Calarcá an indigenous chief of the Pijaos Tribe (Columbia), this chief died in a fight with a rival tribe who had taken on the ways of their Spanish conquerors.

~Feather~

Mother always said that if you find a feather it’s a symbol that you are on your true path, that you should pick it up and keep it for luck on your journey. Feathers have commonly represented everything from the center of the cosmos to luck. Used in countless cultures around the globe for rituals, and ceremonies, as a status symbol or even a plain ol' writing tool, the feather can also be a symbol of versatility. The Navajo Indians used hawk and eagle feathers to make their “Headdress of Feathers”. Only warriors who had displayed extraordinary bravery were allowed to wear it. In the stories created by our jewelry, 1888's feathers represent freedom & the need to soar towards passion.  Oh, & a little good luck never hurts.

~Turquoise~

For thousands of years, turquoise has been prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility, and immortality. In many Native American cultures, it represents the Great Spirit in the Sky and is often referred to as the Sky Stone. It’s believed that if a crack forms in the stone, it has taken an injury for its wearer.

~Keys / Locks~

The right key can unlock the door to a lover’s heart, a new and bright opportunity, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, a chest of treasure, a deep and dark secret, or even change time itself by the winding of an old grandfather clock…

Historically, Companies like PF Corbin (known for their beautifully engraved “Carded keys”) or the Tower company (1865 founder John Tower) who was responsible for the first metal handcuff, can serve as a reminder that there is beauty in having the key to free ourselves…but taking the first step through the door is entirely up to you…one key, one lock…but what’s on the other side of the door is infinite possibility.

 

After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection. 

 

1888 Design
Upcycled Jewelry
Vintage // Antique // Reimagined
-Nathan & Ali