"Celtic Lovers Knot Sterling Love Token" - Celtic Necklace - Sterling Silver Victorian Celtic Highlands Love Knot Accent Charm Necklace

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A lost art-form, love tokens have been made from coins for centuries. The commoner's engagement ring, a man would scrimp and save for the best coin he could afford (typically a silver dime), sand down one side and then etch his lover's name on the blank half. Presented to his betrothed, she would wear it as jewelry or sew it to the inner lining of her bodice, close to her heart.

This particular love token was engraved on the reverse of an 1884 Seated Liberty Silver Dime. Can be worn double sided, it is 18mm in diameter and depicts an intricate example of a lover's knot. Sometimes in place of a name, initials of the sweethearts were interlinked - in this case an ornate C+S. Made popular by Queen Victoria, who was obsessed with all things Scottish, English and American society followed suit, embracing the romantic Celtic imagery of the Highlands.

The perfect gift for your beloved, this petite charm hangs from a delicate yet durable sterling cable chain with spring ring clasp. REVERSIBLE.

*This is a sterling silver cast replica of a one-of-a-kind original from 1884 - an important part of accessory history, it an early example of personalized charms and sweetheart jewelry for the non-noble class.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Celtic Lovers Knot - Sterling Love Token
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