"Melodies Pure and True" 1800s Spoon and African Coin Necklace
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This 1888 Design is a:
One of a Kind
Reimagined Components: This antique 1800's floral spoon tip and South African world coin speak of a time very different than our own. This powerful combination has been strung on 3mm 21 3/4" gun-metal-plated rounded box chain.
Components Found in: Cottonwood AZ & Phoenix AZ
An undeniably interesting fact about spoons made from silver is their ability to detect the poison arsenic! If silver comes in contact with arsenic it tarnishes immediately, thus, warning the would-be victim of foul play!
It's safe to say that for as long as humans have walked the earth flowers have been given as tokens of love, friendship, affection, intention, accomplishment & sympathy. The beauty of a flower evokes unexpressed thoughts & feelings that can be difficult to find words for. Delicate and often needing careful nurturing to bloom flowering plants can open our hearts to the vulnerable tenderness that so desires brightly colored expression.
~Elizabeth II South African 14D Coin~
This little gem has the laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth on the obverse side surrounded by the words “Elizabeth II Regina” while the reverse holds a lovely image of two birds pitched upon a three-leaved oat sprig with berries and the words “Suid-Afrika, South Africa”.
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.