"To My Little Heart Sterling Love Token (REVERSIBLE)" - Love Token Necklace - Sterling Silver Victorian German Imperial Eagle Love Heart 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 1870's Empire of Germany 2 Pfenning Imperial Eagle silver coin. It is hand engraved with "So Mein Herzerl" which translates to "To My Little Heart." Worn DOUBLE SIDED, there is a beautiful example of an early German Reichsadler (the crowned eagle with crest) inspired by the Holy Roman Empire's banner celebrating 'tradition.'

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 the 1870's - 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 - To My Little Heart - Sterling Love Token
posted in: gallery, Jewelry, necklace, vintage, victorian, silver, pendant, heart, Love, charm, antique, token, Sterling, imperial, eagle, accent, german, coin, reversible, Germany

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