"Valued Time" 1904 Penny, Antique Pocket Watch Component, Sterling Leaf Necklace
"Valued Time" 1904 Penny, Antique Pocket Watch Component, Sterling Leaf Necklace
"Valued Time" 1904 Penny, Antique Pocket Watch Component, Sterling Leaf Necklace
"Valued Time" 1904 Penny, Antique Pocket Watch Component, Sterling Leaf Necklace
"Valued Time" 1904 Penny, Antique Pocket Watch Component, Sterling Leaf Necklace

"Valued Time" 1904 Penny, Antique Pocket Watch Component, Sterling Leaf Necklace

Regular price $ 48.00

This 1888 Design is a: 

One of a Kind

Reimagined Components: A small, working inner component salvaged from an antique Admiral pocket watch hangs in front of a 1904 Indian head cent and is accompanied by a sterling silver leaf. The intriguing trio hangs on a 23'' braided brass rope chain. 

Components Found in: Lambertville NJ, Manhattan Beach CA & Calais VT

~Watches~

Telling and keeping track of time has a long, evolved history with us humans. The word “clock” comes from the medieval Latin word clocca, meaning “bell”, with cognates in many different European languages as well. There are many examples throughout history of devices made to mark the passage of time without respect to reference time, examples such as candle clocks, incense clocks, hourglasses, and tally sticks. The earliest known records of humans utilizing time measuring devices starts with the sundial, created in Ancient Egypt and ancient Babylonian astrology (around 1500 BC). Soon after, the use of water clocks was known to have been utilized in Ancient Egypt and Babylon as well. 

It wasn’t until the 1500s that we started to see time-tracking devices that were worn or carried in travel. It is thought that German clockmaker Peter Henlien was the inventor of the very first watch, which was originally worn around the neck as a pendant or attached to clothing. These timepieces had an hour hand only and, had to be wound twice a day. They were typically made of brass and were round in shape with a hinged brass covering over the face, though a trend for irregularly shaped devices made an appearance at the end of the century which included flowers, animals, insects, stars, books, crosses and even skulls, known as Death’s head watches.

~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.

~Leaf~

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. 

 

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