"Close Ties" 1901 Penny and Sterling Leaf Necklace
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This 1888 Design is a:
One of a Kind
Reimagined Components: 122 years old, this 1901 Indian head cent seems to pair just right with this sterling silver leaf component. It hangs from 22'' of solid braided brass rope chain. A design that feels exceptionally grounding- having close ties to the Earth.
Components Found in: Calais VT & Cottonwood AZ
~Indian Head Cent~
Most don’t realize that the image on this incredible coin was modeled after the Greco-Roman Statue of the Goddess Venus Accroupie, adorned in a Native American headdress of eagle feathers. Things are not always what they seem- a second look or deeper study can often reveal an unexpected truth and a deeper understanding.
I have vivid recollections of the fiery orange ambers and gradient reds blanketing the mountain terrain around my Vermont home. They were sure to inspire my seasonally wild imaginings as I watched the foliage dance with one another in the wind. When my eyes had had their fill, I'd close them tightly to shut out the pulsing array of mountain fire... that way I could focus on the unique rustling the leaves made as they clung to their last few moments of connection to their parent tree. These fragile creations of nature represent unconditional giving and unassuming strength through the cycle’s seasonal rebirth. Luck is also an appropriate association because to be a leaf is to be lucky enough to know purpose without question. It is also said that if you catch a leaf on its fall from tree to ground, you will have good luck. -Nathan
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.